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DO YOU HAVE NECK PAIN? HERE ARE SOME WAYS OUR MASSAGE THERAPISTS CAN HELP!
One thing that we have all been told at one time or another is that our chronic or traumatic neck pain is a problem with the neck or vertebrates being out of alignment.
While there could be something wrong with the neck joints, that rationale may be a bit of a misrepresentation.
We believe that more often than not, there is an area that is tight or constricted causing pain.
It is also very common for things like anxiety to cause pain whether that be in the neck, the back or any other areas where we might say we “we hold our stress”.
In our opinion, most neck and spinal pain is not typically of a serious cause and likely will sort itself out with time and massage therapy is simply a self-care route that will help to speed up resolution of that pain.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS IT THAT CAUSES NECK PAIN?
I don’t even know what the actual percentage is but I do know that there are huge numbers of people who experience neck and back pain and most of the clients I have worked with will refer to neck, upper back and low back pain as the issues the need help with.
HOW DOES MASSAGE HELP WITH MY NECK AND BACK PAIN?
1. First of all you must find a therapist who is “right” for you. Massage of the neck and back for starter can be soothing and relaxing for the muscles and can, if don’t correctly, can reduce tension.
I have found the most of the neck and upper back pain is chronic and is just something that the client reports as always being there. When a person lives with constant muscle tension and pain, there is going to be stress and anxiety related to living with this pain.
2. While some therapist will address simply the area that the client indicates is painful, we will talk to the client about how the muscles in the back can also be affecting the muscles in the neck and basically the skeletal muscles are interconnected in how they work together. We believe in a full body, multidisciplinary approach to addressing muscle pain and tension.
3. As with anything, ongoing self care is very powerful in preventing future problems. Massage therapy is not just about pain management but it is about maintaining the health of the body and mind and our emphasis is on pre-trauma health. What we are saying is that people need to follow-up on a regular basis as a form of prevention rather that coming in only when pain is felt 🙂
What we encourage, is preventative, ongoing massage therapy as we believe that your pre-trauma is important to determine how your body might reacted after exposure to any traumatic event. Taking care of the body through regular massage may help minimize that impact.
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