Neck pain can be caused by a number of issues. Although causes of the pain vary, the symptoms are usually the same, and massage therapy, along with other natural pain solutions, can not only help reduce pain,but may actually cure and prevent it from coming back .
The muscles from the base of the skull to the upper shoulders are very prone to pain and injury because of their location and function. They are always on-duty working, 24/7 to support and hold up your brain and head.
Muscle tightness and weakness in the neck really makes a difference in the quality of your everyday life, and in your family duties and work responsibilities.
Your main goal is to stop the pain immediately, but finding a natural cure for pain, rather than popping pills, would be much better for your body and long term health.
Many believe that repetitive, everyday activities cause our pain and weakness, things like:
Because the muscles in the neck are so complex, finding the correct muscle to work can be a bit tricky. Referred pain points, or Trigger Points, are abundant in the upper shoulders and it can be hard for our brains and nervous system to pinpoint the location of the pain.
Many physicians will treat neck pain issues with anti-inflammatory medications or pain medications. A referral to a massage therapist or physical therapist may be given and he/she may possibly do blood work.
How can you prevent neck pain from happening again?
This DVD, Learning Massage at Home teaches how to massage the neck and shoulders for headaches, neck and back pain. It addresses therapeutic massage procedures that can help ease tension, as well as teaching warning signs of other serious issues that need medical attention.
Because the muscles in the neck are so complex, finding the correct muscle to work can be a bit tricky. Referred pain points, or Trigger Points, are abundant in the upper shoulders and it can be hard for our brains and nervous system to pinpoint the location of the neck pain, so it is important that massage therapists understand how to treat the discomfort.