How to eliminate text neck
We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially our smart phones and tablets!
79% of the population between the ages 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time, with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their cell phone on hand.
However, with all the advantages we gain from mobile technology comes the risk of severe back pain in the neck, shoulders and spine.
It results in repeated stress of frequent forward head flexion while looking down at the screens for long periods of time.
All of that pressure can lead to pain and pulled muscles.
I bet you’re feeling a stiffness in your shoulders and the base of your neck right now. That’s text neck*!
A recent study was done to prove the effectiveness of massage therapy on clients suffering from chronic neck pain.
These massages ranged from Swedish to deep tissue massage techniques. 80% of the participants had decreased neck pain and symptoms and significant improvement in function.
The researchers concluded that massage is safe and may have benefits for treating chronic neck pain.
This also proves that implementing massage therapy at regular intervals as part of a weekly or monthly routine provides significant pain relief and management for not only your neck, but also your body as a whole.
At blue tree massage we treat text neck very efficiently by applying specific deep tissue massage techniques.
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of the neck, upper back and shoulder muscles, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
The movements are slower, the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Although generally it is not a painful technique, at certain points during the massage there can be some discomfort.
There is usually some stiffness or soreness after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so.