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How To Fix Neck and Shoulder Posture

Good posture is essential for overall health and well-being, and the neck and shoulders are no exception. Therefore, it is important to understand the importance of proper neck and shoulder posture in relation to neck pain. Firstly, when your neck and shoulders are in a good posture, the head is balanced atop the spine. This allows the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to be in a relaxed state, reducing strain and stress on the joint. 

How does poor posture damage the neck?

Additionally, good posture can help protect the vertebrae in the neck from being damaged. Moreover, when the neck and shoulders are not in a good posture, the muscles can become tense and cause pain. This is because the muscles are trying to support the head and keep it in an upright position. In this scenario, the muscles become overworked, leading to tension and pain in the neck and shoulders. 

How does poor posture decreased blood flow?

Furthermore, poor posture can also lead to a decrease in blood flow to the neck, which can cause aches and pains. Additionally, poor posture can also change the curvature of the spine, leading to an increase in pressure on the joints and discs in the neck. Finally, good posture should be practiced throughout the day, not just during exercise or when standing. 

How to have good neck posture?

By regularly checking your posture and adjusting it accordingly, you can help protect your neck from pain and injury. Overall, having good neck and shoulder posture is vital for helping to reduce neck pain. Bring the head over the heart/torso to make sure you aren’t straining it. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to your posture throughout the day and make adjustments as necessary.

Massage For Neck and Shoulder Pain?

IMMERSE Modern Massage’s approach to massage can provide relief and correction of chronic neck and shoulder pain. Each massage session is tailored to the individual client, with the therapist focusing on specific problem areas and using a variety of techniques to release tension and reduce pain. These techniques can help reduce muscle spasms, improve range of motion, alleviate headaches and increase circulation to the affected area. By targeting the root cause of the pain, IMMERSE therapists can provide long lasting relief from chronic neck and shoulder pain.

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Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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