Are you struggling with neck pain?

What is neck pain?

Many of our clients come in with neck pain problems. It’s a symptom of many different injuries and medical conditions including shoulder pain, frozen shoulder, wrist pain, arm pain, headaches and reduced mobility.

It can be acute, lasting up to six weeks, or chronic, lasting for longer than three months.

Fortunately, it can be treated with massage, pain medicine, exercise and stress management.

What causes neck pain?

Neck pain can arise from a range of sources, each contributing to the discomfort and dysfunction experienced by individuals:

Poor posture: Spending hours hunched over a computer or smartphone can strain the neck muscles and cervical spine.

Accidents and injuries: Whiplash and other neck injuries from falls or sports can lead to persistent pain.

Repetitive motion: Activities that involve repetitive movement, such as certain sports or occupations, can lead to overuse injuries of the neck.

Age-related wear and tear: Degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage between our vertebrae to deteriorate, increasing the risk of neck pain.

Stress: Emotional stress can manifest physically as muscle tension in the neck, leading to discomfort and headaches.

Who gets affected by neck pain?

Virtually anyone can experience neck pain, but certain groups are more prone to develop these issues:

Office workers: Long hours in front of computer screens often lead to poor posture and neck strain.

Drivers: Individuals who drive for long periods tend to experience neck pain due to constant vigilance and poor ergonomic setup in vehicles.

Athletes: High-impact sports or those requiring repetitive motion (like swimming or tennis) can increase the risk of neck injuries.

Ageing adults: Older adults are more likely to suffer from degenerative disc diseases, which often contribute to neck pain.

How can massage help?

Massage therapy is a proven method for addressing the physical discomfort associated with neck pain and its related symptoms. It can help in the following ways:

Relieve muscle tension: Massage can increase blood circulation to the muscles, which helps ease muscle tension and reduce pain.

Enhance flexibility: Massage can help restore flexibility to the neck, aiding in mobility and reducing the risk of further injury.

Improve posture: By relaxing the muscles around the neck and upper back, massage can help correct poor postural habits, a common cause of chronic neck pain.

Promote healing: Therapeutic massage stimulates the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the damaged areas, speeding up the healing process.

Neck pain is more than just a nuisance; it can lead to significant health issues if not addressed properly. For those suffering from neck pain, whether due to lifestyle factors, injury, or age, massage therapy can help.

It not only eases the pain but also helps in preventing future problems by improving posture and muscle function. Regular massage sessions can be a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, ensuring that neck pain does not become a barrier to living life to the fullest.

So, if you’re feeling the strain, consider setting up an appointment with one of our qualified massage therapists, we’ve helped many clients on their road to recovery.

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