At Home Solutions For Back, Neck and Shoulder pain. Do this every day.
If you often notice stiffness in your neck or lower back and believe that these areas are your weak point, you can notice considerable relief by massaging certain muscles and applying local heat.
Below we give you the keys to be able to perform massages on the most tense areas and alleviate this discomfort almost immediately.
WHAT CAUSES BACK AND NECK PAIN
Watching television, working in front of the computer, ironing, reading... All those tasks that involve having to keep your head still for a while are the ones that usually cause the most neck pain, and women are the most affected.
It usually begins as a discomfort in the neck that moves to the back of the head and shoulders and disappears when changing position or lying down. But over time the pain is more intense, it is difficult to move the neck and the discomfort can move to the arms and hands.
BEST WAYS TO FIGHT BACK AND NECK PAIN
When you feel the dorsal and lumbar part of the back loaded, this self-massage will come in handy:
Place your thumbs in the central part of the back, above the waist and press for a few seconds, release and do this gesture 5 times.
Slide your fingers towards the lower back and every 2 or 3 centimetres make 5 pressures.
You can repeat now, going up.
STRETCHING AND SEATED EXERCISES
Sometimes, pressure alone won't cut it. This is why we love good stretching exercises that help release tension and ensure your muscles get the right tension and blood flow.
The first step in recovery is to break the vicious circle of pain, rest and total immobility, which causes the wasting of muscle mass. "Many people who suffer from chronic low back pain (which lasts for weeks) begin to suffer from kinesophobia; that is, they are afraid to move the painful part, and that not only increases sensitivity in the area, but also perpetuates the pain and complicates functional recovery. ", details the specialist. To prevent that from happening the only solution is to move. Yes, as far as one can. Going for short walks, using an elliptical machine, or simply doing activities like cleaning the house or sweeping the floor can be a good place to start. Once our body is activated, we can start with some more specific exercise.
We love these 5min stretches by Ask Doctor Jo:
HEAT CAN HELP YOU AS WELL
It is more than proven that applying heat (for example, with an electric mat) is an effective remedy to unload the lumbar region or the buttocks. You must do it respecting the natural shape of the back, which in the lumbar region draws an inward curve.
A PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE AT NAMTIP THAI MASSAGE
Having a massage regularly is a great approach to a healthy lifestyle that has many benefits not widely known. Besides the obvious pain relief and relaxation, enjoying a regular massage will also:
Reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Improve your sleep in both length and quality
Improve the efficacy of the immune system.
Bring your mind to a quiet state that allows to declutter your thoughts
Here at Namtip we have very skilled masseuses that can help you with your body relaxation and pain release needs. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any doubts about our massage therapies, and we will gladly advise you on which services are best for your situation.