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 Many people suffer from tension in the neck and shoulders. It is hardly surprising if you consider the work the neck has to do for us. Bad posture, poor working positions, and carrying heavy bags all make the problem worse.

However, you can reduce the pain with a remedy literally with your fingertips.

This self massage treatment can get right to the core of the tension and eases it gently. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Focus on the regions that feel tight, and work slowly, deeply, and methodically.



1: Tilt your head back, and with the palms and fingers of each hand, squeeze the flesh at the base of your neck on either side of your spine. Slowly roll your head forwards and still squeezing your skin. Hold the stretch for 10 seconds. Return your head to an upright position.


2: Effluerage your hands up and down the back of your neck to warm the area. Then use the fingers of both your hands to make deep, circular pressures all around the neck area. This makes sure that you do not apply pressure to the spine.


3: Place your left hand on your right shoulder and squeeze the muscle. Hold the squeeze and slowly rotate your shoulder backwards. A grinding noise indicates that muscles are tense and should be released. Repeat with the right hand on the left shoulder.


4: Pummel your right shoulder with your left hand. This brings fresh blood to the area. Support your left elbow with your right hand for comfort. Keep your wrist loose and floppy as you strike the flesh. Repeat on your left shoulder.


5: With your fingers, stroke firmly from the centre of your chest outwards, applying deep pressure between your ribs. Return to the centre and repeat the movement when your fingers reach the outer edges of your ribcage. Feel for tense spots and concentrate on these as you work over the chest.


If your neck pain is more chronic consult the services of professional massage therapists. Deeper remedial techniques can help to relieve your neck discomfort and resolve the muscular tensions. Knotted muscles and spasms can cause long term suffering if not treated appropriately.


You can book your Neck Massage Treatment, Massage or Remedial Massage by ringing Cheryl Young and Graham Honeyman at Rainbow Bay Massage on 0419609232 in Tweed Heads Coolangatta Gold Coast
Also you can try our Remedial Massage or Neck Massage Gift Voucher for someone you love.
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