Do you regularly suffer from stiffness in the neck and restriction of movement - particularly in the mornings or after a long day of work?
By far the most common cause of a stiff neck is a muscle strain or soft tissue sprain. In particular, the *LEVATOR SCAPULAE* muscle is susceptible to injury. Located at the back and side of the neck, the levator scapulae muscle connects the neck’s cervical spine with the shoulder. This muscle can become overused in activities such as computer work 💻, phone use 📱, activities where your head is being repetitively turned from side to side e.g. swimming 🏊🏽♀️, cycling 🚴🏼♀️ or driving 🚗, poor posture and slouching at a desk and excessive stress or anxiety.
How you manage the stiffness & pain can affect recovery time, pain levels and the likelihood of whether it will return. MASSAGE THERAPY is proven to be the most effective way of treating muscle strains and discomfort. By manipulating the soft tissue fibres and taking them to the therapeutic edge, we are able to influence and create new muscle memory and deactivate those tense and overactive muscles. Massage addresses lengthening short and weakened muscles and surrounding muscles that may have been compensating and will have been affected also.
To book your massage appointment in contact me directly, we also offer a free telephone 📞 consultation to help answer any of your questions or concerns.