“What a Pain In The Neck”! Many people can take this phrase literally but Massage for Neck Pain Relief can help. Neck Pain is the third most common type of pain in the US, impacting up to 70% of people at some point in their lives.
Simple habits like hunching your shoulders over a keyboard, poor posture and even sleeping in the wrong position can often be the cause of pain. However, there are other causes including:
- Car Accidents
- Pinched Nerve(s)
- Muscle Strain(s)
- and many more
Whether your pain is chronic or only a temporary ache – massage for neck pain can relieve it!
How Massage For Neck Pain Relief Can Help
Regular Massage Therapy helps keep your entire body relaxed and free of pain, and that’s our goal with massage for neck pain relief. When you’re suffering from neck pain our professional licensed massage therapists can help. We will first focus on relieving the tension in your shoulders and upper back. We then incorporate advanced massage techniques to alleviate your specific neck pain issues.
Massage of certain muscles in the neck may cause soreness at first but regular massage gently reduces pain. Muscle tension release through massage of the neck, face, jaw and head promotes healing and restoration of proper body function.
Longer, More Frequent Massage Sessions Work Best
In a study by The Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, researchers attempted to determine the optimal dose of massage for chronic neck pain. Some participants received 30-minute massage sessions 2 or 3 times a week. Others received 60-minute massage sessions 1, 2 or 3 times weekly while a comparison group received no massages.
Compared with no-massage, receiving massages 3 times a week caused participants to report improvement nearly five times more. They were also more than twice as likely to report a significant decrease in pain. The best pain-relief results were by those who received 60-minute massages 2-3 times a week.
However, there are other factors that impact the effectiveness of massage for neck pain relief. These include the techniques used and the skill level of your massage therapist. Be sure to find a CAMTC licensed therapist with specific training and experience in massage for neck pain relief – like those at Narayan Wellness.
Additional Benefits Of Massage For Neck Pain Relief
Along with relieving neck pain, receiving regular massage therapy helps keep all your joints and soft tissues limber. This reduces your chance of injury. It can also improve your posture, flexibility and range of motion. Not to mention lowering blood pressure and heart rate while encouraging relaxation and relieving stress.