Neck and Shoulder Tension – Deep Tissue Massage Can Help!

SoreNeckIn this “head forward” world, we are all leaning forward and looking down. Whether this happens on the job, at the computer or with your children, the neck and shoulders are left to carry the load.

This can become chronic neck and back pain, cause headaches, and may lead to pain down the arms from tight muscles in the neck and shoulders.

As the head goes forward the muscles must compensate for the increased weight of our heads.

For every 1 inch forward, the strain on the muscles and joints increases by 10 pounds

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The body responds to this strain by tightening muscles in the neck, shoulders, chest, and upper back. Over time this chronic strain leads to muscle spasms and adhesions that cause the muscles to “stick” together. This discomfort leaves you feeling stuck, like you just can’t relax your neck and shoulders no matter what you do

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY:

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy can alleviate many of your symptoms by relieving muscle spasms, increasing blood flow and lengthening connective tissue, giving your body a chance to re-set into a more comfortable position.

Deep Tissue Massage does not need to be painful; slow rhythmic massage combined with cross fiber friction and facilitated stretching allows the muscles to relax and can help you achieve deep relaxation and improved motion.DeepMassage

According to Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture and over-the-counter drugs.

 

 

JL_310x310Courtesy of Jaylene Lewis, DC, Licensed Massage Therapist