5 Tips for Neck and Shoulder Care Between Massage Appointments
People with neck and shoulder issues often have their pain return before their next massage appointment. Work, play and children all make demands on the body. A dull ache can quickly turn into a burning pain especially while folding laundry, doing yard work, playing on the computer or any of the other million things you do. What can you do between professional massage appointments to take the edge off neck and shoulder pain? Here are some ideas.
Take a Break
Take short breaks as often as you can if you sit at a computer all day. Move your shoulders around and s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Ideally you can get up and move around a bit. But even if you're chained to the desk, you can rock out a little Deskercise to stay loose.
There are plenty of online videos to guide you through a practice in the comfort of your own home, or check out a local studio if you enjoy the sense of community it offers.
Just 10-15 minutes of heat on your shoulders can make a huge difference in how your tissue moves and feels. You don't need a fancy heating pad, you can
Try it, you might be surprised how much it helps! It's not complicated, just grab a tennis ball or a lacrosse ball and check out these techniques.
Choose the right pillow
You spend about a third of your time in bed, be sure it's cozy for your neck. Side-sleepers have different needs than belly-sleepers. The right pillow at night can help you feel better all day.
A few minutes of self care every day and small changes can make a huge difference in how you feel. See you at your next appointment! BOOK NOW