Incredibly Easy Self-Massage Techniques You Can Do For Neck Pains
Neck pains are among those experiences in life that everyone hates. One moment you’re fine and working hard then suddenly you cannot move your neck or keep your eyes open. A stinging sensation runs down your neck and you cannot focus on work after that. This is a curse that our love for computers and mobile phones has brought down on us.
There are many who know how to deal with it while some still spend hundreds of dollars on lotions and pills when they could’ve just avoided it all with some simple exercises.
Neck pain has become an epidemic since the time computers were invented. Today, we’ve become so dependent on these thinking machines that we sit in front of them for hours together. This tightens our neck muscles as we don’t have much neck movement while in front of our computers. In time this leads to neck problems that require huge sums of money to fix.
2Side neck muscle squeeze
This exercise works on the sides of your neck. The only way our side neck muscles get any exercise is if we turn our heads completely to one side and then to the other. To perform this exercise you need to sit straight and place your hands on the sides of your neck. You need to then squeeze your neck muscles gently while increasing the pressure with time.
3How this helps
Squeezing your neck muscles stimulates them in a way they have never felt before. This increases the blood flow and the muscles relax. This also loosens them up a bit after being tight from not moving all day. You can also rub the sides of your neck down to your shoulders if you have any pain in them. The rubbing will create warmth and the movement will stimulate blood flow.
4Use a towel for massage
A towel can also come in handy for resolving neck pain. It can help improve mobility and unlock tight or caught muscles in your neck. The idea here is to apply a small amount of pressure on your neck to stimulate the muscles. There are two ways you can do so. You can also warm the towel up to provide heat to your neck.
5One way to do it
For this, you will need a medium size towel. Fold it lengthways so that you can grip in in your arm. Place the middle part of the towel on your shoulder with one end resting on your chest. Take the end that is on your back and wrap it around your forehead as shown in the picture.