Chiropractors call the neck - the arc of life! The lordotic C-shaped curve is crucial for neurological, biomechanical, and overall health of the body and the mind. Furthermore, the neck contains major arteries that carry oxygenated blood to the brain. The neck also contains major nerves, blood vessels, the thymus and the thyroid gland, the esophagus, trachea, and the larynx and vocal cords. Stress, poor posture, and excess computer use can stiffen the neck; therefore, diminish healthy brain nourishment.
Neck and shoulders massage is beneficial for everybody even young and healthy people! However, there are medical conditions that benefit from the neck and shoulders massage therapy:
Lastly, if you feel tired, take a break from work by applying self-massage on the neck and shoulders area to recharge your batteries and increase mental focus! Would you like for me to demonstrate simple yet effective self-massage techniques on YouTube? Let me know.
Always trust your neck to a professional licensed massage therapist and a chiropractor. Remember, you should never feel pain or discomfort during or after a massage. Massage is also contraindicated for certain medical conditions. Always consult your doctor before getting a massage if you are unsure if it's right for you.