At the end of a long day at work you find yourself plagued with a constant presence: a nagging pain in the neck. 

You might be thinking about getting a nice, relaxing massage to soothe your sore muscles but would it really be the right choice? Is a massage good for neck pain? And which one is the best option?

Don’t worry: we’ll guide you through the numerous options we can offer.

What Is Causing Your Neck Pain?

Pain is a general indicator of something going wrong: that’s our body’s way of telling us that we need to correct something in our lifestyle. 

If you have been experiencing significant and recurring pain, you might need other diagnostic exams such as an MRI, a CT Scan, or an X-Ray. Hence, we suggest you consult your doctor to decide on how to proceed further.

But what are the main causes of neck pain? And how can they be treated?

  • Osteoarthritis: age is a determining factor in musculoskeletal pain, as the cartilage deteriorates with age causing pain and stiffness.
  • Bad posture: you spend too much time on your phone or on your desk in an incorrect position, causing your muscles to strain. Although it’s an unpleasant condition, it might be easily prevented and treated as well.  
  • Injuries: one of the most common causes of neck pain is injuries. Car collisions, breaks, and sprains can cause long-term pain if untreated.
  • Diseases: musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis and fibromyalgia might cause significant joint pain, affecting the neck area as well. 

What Kind Of Massage Or Therapy Could You Benefit From?

  • Deep Tissue Massage: This technique aims to relieve muscular tension that has built up after injuries. It’s highly effective in the treatment of trauma-induced pain and strains.
  • Sports Massage: Sports massage is an amazing resource for relieving any kind of pain coming from stress, bad posture, or sports injuries. It can heal injuries that might have occurred during physical activity, faster. 
  • Osteopathy: It’s a holistic manual therapy that aims to massage and manipulate joints to increase mobility and decrease stiffness and pain. It’s highly recommended for the treatment of chronic and rheumatic pain. Osteopaths are trained to recognise and identify symptoms that may need the intervention of other healthcare professionals.
  • Musculoskeletal therapy: It’s a form of complex rehabilitating therapy that aims to prevent and treat injuries, as well as maintaining the health of the musculoskeletal system.  It involves massages, exercises, laser therapy, and functional rehabilitation.

How To Choose The Right Therapy…

Unless your symptoms are particularly worrisome, we suggest you try the therapeutic approach you find best for your condition. Our healthcare professionals will be happy to guide you through our treatments and help you feel better soon. 

Booking Your Appointment

To book your appointment, call us on 01606 45077 or simply by clicking here. We’re situated in the centre of Northwich, Cheshire.

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