Massage Therapy for Neck Pain and Posture
Bad posture causes neck pain and this can lead to discomfort and other issues that can greatly affect your daily routine and well-being. Many people spend a big portion of their day sitting and this can be problematic if you don’t have the right posture while doing so. Whether you sit in front of a computer or in your car during rush hour trying to get home, poor posture will lead to pain. Some of the most common complaints related to this issue are sore shoulders, headaches, lower back pain, stiffness in the neck and poor circulation.
Humans are meant to move, so when they sit for extended periods of time, they will develop certain conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, chronic lower back pain and both migraine and tension headaches. As much as humans are supposed to move around, this is not always a possibility, especially if your work requires you to sit at a desk. If you suffer from neck pain because of bad posture, massage therapy can help by decreasing your pain and relaxing all of your tight muscles to improve your posture. This type of therapy will also smooth out any knots in your muscles, stretch the ones that need to be lengthened while also encouraging all of your overworked muscles to relax. Massage therapists have the ability to provide patients with suggestions in regards to maintaining a better sitting posture at work, and a healthier sitting posture can be achieved with the right knowledge and information, and massage therapy will help you achieve it.
The reason massage therapy is so effective is because it focuses on the neck, shoulders and back and all of these regions are connected. The massage therapist will target the problem areas and apply the right techniques to focus on your problems specifically. Registered massage therapists have the knowledge and experience to assess each patient’s posture and apply the suitable technique accordingly.
There are different types of massage, including a Swedish massage that focuses on long and steady strokes to encourage blood flow and flush away waste products. The purpose of this type of massage is to promote relaxation throughout the entire body and to eliminate any tense areas, which will result in full movement of the neck. A deep tissue massage is another option you can consider, which focuses more on releasing muscle tension to help treat chronic pain. More friction and direct pressure are applied in a deep tissue massage to access the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues.
The bottom line is that massage therapy can help eliminate your neck pain so that you don’t have to suffer any longer, and Prairie Sage Massage in Winnipeg can provide you with more information. Our professional massage therapists work with each patient to address and treat their unique concerns, so give us a call to schedule an appointment today!