Benefits of Neck Massage
for back, shoulders, arms, and head!
Louisiana Massage Therapy Clinic 3205 Johnston Street Lafayette Louisiana 70503
Benefits of neck massage includes release of muscles in the neck and shoulders, but it is lso helpful for those who suffer from tension headaches, eye strain, migraines, sinusitis, and chronic neck pain .
Techniques often includes massage of shoulders, upper arms, neck, scalp and facial muscles. It can be given to treat pain conditions such as TMJ and pulled or injured muscles.
Treatment is often given with a series of trigger point release movements using thumbs, fingertips, palms of hands and fists. Occasionally, a therapist may use flat warm massage stones to facilitate release in the muscles, or cold stones if inflammation appears in neck muscles.
Neck pain can be caused by inflammation, whiplash sleeping in the wrong position or just a wrong sudden movement. It can be very painful or just a dull, nagging ache.
With the Benefits of cold stone, combined with hot stone massage therapy neck pain and tension relief can be quickly provided.
Typically, the therapy will start with massage to the shoulders, upper chest, and back of head. The work will eventually include deeper pressure, usually at the base of the skull.
Kneading techniques will be used to encourage blood flow to the muscles and help them begin to relax. This may include gentle grasping and holding of the muscles for a few seconds at a time.
Seated Chair Myis a good way to get neck massage on a regular basis, if you have access to a therapist who has a chair massage business either in an office building or salon. It can also be more financially reasonable to pay $15 for a 15-minute seated chair massage twice per week than $60 for a one hour massage once per week.
Because poor posture is sometimes to blame for neck pain, you may be encouraged by the therapist to watch your posture and to start doing stretching exercises throughout the day.
Just like using the cold and hot stones, heat can help to relax tense muscles, but, if you feel that you have inflammation (swelling, heat or irritation at the main area of pain), an ice pack is best.