|Posted on November 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM|
Neck pain is a common for most adults. There are several causes why your neck may be causing you problems, but it has been found that massage therapy can help relieve that pain.
Our necks are at a bit of a disadvantage, as it has the smallest vertebrae, all stacked upon one another and then we want it to perfectly balance a 10 pound head on top of it. It doesn't necessarily have physics on its side. It is easy to sleep in an awkward position and have a sore neck due to soft tissue irritations. Some of us just like to play hard and have joint dysfunction that can cause pain. Regardless of the cause, massage therapy may help to find you relief.
During a massage session you will be stretched and muscles balanced (even though the longer they have been in a state of dysfunction the longer it will take to return them to their normal state). While this makes the soft tissues feel better, massage will bring in fluid, oxygen/nutrients, increase joint space and relax the muscles. This will also help to make the joints themselves feel better. Lets not forget to mention that the relaxation state and the chemical endorphins that are released during your massage will also create healing and natural pain relief.
Here is a really quick study that shows that people with chronic neck pain showed relief using massage therapy.