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How To Manage Neck Pain?

Managing Neck Pain

Upper body pain can come on suddenly and be hard to treat. So if you want to learn more about how to manage the discomfort by understanding important massage tips and other health tricks in this article. This area is a leading cause of pain for so many reasons, resulting from the fact that it is one of the most nerve-packed areas on our body (our neck and shoulders). 

As a result, and in order to treat the issue and prevent future problems, we need to address root causes and identify stress patterns that contribute to this discomfort. So let’s get started understanding why neck pain is so prevalent by continuing on.

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Managing Neck Pain Can Be Complex

Neck tension and shoulder pain may be indicative of more than just one of the following issues: a muscle imbalance, improper spine alignment, or even stress. Because of that, understanding how these can affect your neck is important to identifying and working through the underlying source of your problem. The neck and shoulder muscles are complex and interconnected, so it is difficult to identify an exact point of origin for an area that is experiencing chronic pain.


Do Emotions Affect How We Manage Neck Pain?

In order to heal this issue, we have to look beyond just the symptoms. People with neck pain may suffer from emotional issues or live with a chronic emotional burden. Think about it, do you spend too much time curled up in front of your phone or at your desk at work?


 In fact, sitting at a computer or slumping at the TV may be a symptom of a deeper underlying issue for humanity that we may or may not realize yet. Pain in this part of the body can be related to our difficulty to speak up when we need to, or even social anxiety. 

With the advent of social media, this has become even more apparent.



How To Manage Neck Pain Permanently?

In today’s world, it is important to maintain both physical and mental well-being. 

Unfortunately, these are two areas are often compromised: Lack of movement and sitting for long periods of time. 


For that reason, necks are no exception to this rule as they are a vital part in supporting our body weight and moving through space. For permanent results, following a treatment plan, changing your lifestyle habits and posture is essential!



For a video on how to strengthen good posture for upper back neck and shoulder health, click the 48 second video below:



How To Manage and Heal Neck Pain?

We advocate self healing with natural solutions such as Yoga, meditation, dancing and singing that help the throat chakra open and neck mobility increase. Massage, acupuncture, chiropractic physical therapy, cupping, thai massage, and other forms of therapy can also decrease the inflammation caused by this condition and and physically assist the body in recovering from this issue.

Based Deep Tissue Massage For Chronic Neck Pain

At IMMERSE Modern Massage, our goal is to provide a massage experience that is unlike any other. We use treatment based massage to assess exactly what the issue is and provide a plan of care where we can address the root issue. 

In addition, we also send you home with stretches and lifestyle recommendations to help you explore your range of motion so you get better fast, and stay feeling better longer than if you were going to go to a regular ol’ massage spa. 


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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