One of the most common reasons people seek medical treatment is neck pain. This usually occurs because of strain brought by improper posture, a pinched nerve, arthritis or an underlying disease. But not matter how chronic or acute the condition is, neck pain can be generally relieved by massage.
The Role of Massage Therapy
A combination of massage techniques, delivered by a highly-skilled and experienced massage therapist, will help relieve pain and can contribute to your full recovery.
Swedish massage has known to help relieve tension through applied pressure directly to the affected muscle. It can also aid in reducing stress and strain that have caused the pain to surface.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage can be integrated with Swedish massage, going from deeper tissues and muscles to connective tissue in neck and the upper portion of the back. The pressure is also harder with this type of massage and is concentrated on areas of pain, focusing on deeper layer of the muscles to release tension and restore normal movement.
Shiatsu is a form of Japanese bodywork where pressure is applied to specific points to promote balance in the flow of vital energy, helping improve overall health, stimulate circulation and ease pain.
Timing is the Key
To achieve full recovery and complete healing, several massage sessions may be needed. However, the duration of recovery may depend on factors like severity of injury, health condition, age and history prior your neck injury/pain. Hence, it is best to consult on your therapist regarding the recommended frequency of your massage session to get the best results.
Aside from neck pain relief, receiving massage therapy regularly can also help in improving your posture and flexibility, reducing blood pressure, increasing your range of motion, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
Don’t let neck pain get you down! Book your massage now and we’ll be more than happy to help you. Visit MyoHealing Massage Clinic‘s booking page or call (801) 484-7624 for an appointment.