Showing posts with label neck pain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label neck pain. Show all posts

Thursday, October 8, 2015

"Text Neck" A New Trend In Massage

Move over carpel tunnel syndrome, an issue becoming more and more common is text neck. Yes, exactly as it sounds - neck issues stemming from tilting your head down to look at your phone/tablet.

Whether this is an actual medical term or not, text neck is a real problem facing a majority of people. Many clients may not even know the reason for their neck pain, shoulder pain and other issues (headaches are a common complaint!), only that they are in pain.

You can attract a new set of clients or, introduce current clients to new services by simply advertising "Texting Relief" or something much more clever! It gives you an opportunity to educate clients about coming in for massage regularly to alleviate text neck symptoms. It allows you to introduce busy clients who may not have time (or want) to come in for a full hour service. Offering an express massage focused on the head, neck and shoulders, is a perfect remedy!

Be sure to incorporate some deep muscle therapy relief like Biofreeze, Sombra or Mother Earth Polar! Also, relaxing aromatherapy blends, hot/cold packs for use in service and for retailing are key to have on hand!

Here are some awesome items to consider:

Headache Relief Essential Oils
Corpak Hot/Cold Pack with Strap Trisectional - this is amazing for text neck!
Still Point Inducer
Neck Wrap
Head, Neck, and Shoulder Massage DVD
Soothing Touch Muscle Comfort

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pain In The Neck...Massage Therapy News For Chronic Neck Pain

Multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective
in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions
It's no secret that massage therapy is highly effective in the management of chronic pain. Are your client's coming in for long enough sessions frequently enough to gain the most benefit?

I was just reading a study done by the Annals Of Family Medicine that concluded multiple, hour long sessions every week are more effective in treating chronic neck pain than shorter or less frequent sessions. According the the Annals Of Family Medicine, neck pain is the 8th leading cause of disability in America and the 4th worldwide! 

Do you find a majority of your clients coming in specifically for neck pain, or asking for extra attention on their neck? As with most things, prevention is key. Educating your clients on stretching, awareness of proper posture and of course regular massage therapy will ease their pain. Educating them on the effectiveness of weekly hour long sessions for chronic pain is huge. Within a few short weeks, clients who usually come in monthly or every few months should notice a decrease in their daily pain and hopefully, increased range of motion in their neck (generally speaking, not taking into effect specific injuries/issues).

As always, having effective items for your clients to use at home will aid in the pain relief (and endear them to you even more!)

Here are a few of our massage therapists top picks:

Biofreeze (especially the roll on...clients can take it with them for easy application wherever they go!)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Got A Pain In Your Neck?

Therapist, technicians, physicians and more at some point in their career have experienced neck pain. No matter how mindful you are of body positioning and self care, sometimes it's just inevitable. Sleeping positions and stress are also great causes of neck and shoulder pain. While receiving regular self care (massage, chiropractic or whatever you prefer!) is vital, here's something to help out as well.

This may not look like much but this little thing rocks. It's got a cool design and has high density foam that forms to your body so it's a natural comfortable fit. It takes the pressure off of the neck and shoulders to relieve tension, relax the muscles in your neck and shoulders (which can also help with anyone who clenches their teeth) and support your head.

I like this one because it's inexpensive, it works and it's a great retail product- I'm always a fan of something I can use that works that I can share with clients (and of course the retail profit doesn't hurt). I've heard clients say that it's the best thing between appointments to help alleviate their pain.  It's also nice that you can use it while you're watching television/reading, while meditating or even sleeping.

If you are looking for something to help your neck pain or have client's searching for a product to keep them in check between appointments, give this a shot.