Stress Neck Tension
Stress neck tension is common but massage and stretching can help provide relief.
Steps to Relief
Poor posture, long drives, asthma and working long hours on a computer are common causes of stress neck tension. Tightened chest muscles play a major factor and should be stretched out before massage. Put a rolled-up towel under top of the back (between L1, L2) and stretch back with head, lying there for 5-10 minutes. Then use a massager on the back of the neck, paying particular attention to the crevice at the base of the skull, before finishing with the sides of the neck.
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More Stress Relief Tips
Rest and/or active recovery: First of all, ease into workouts. If you haven’t been working out on a regular basis, going full throttle right away, particularly with consecutive-day workouts, is going to result and aching muscles.
Hydrate: Drinking water during and after exercise helps the body rid itself of toxins, while fighting off dehydration, which can result in painful muscles and excruciating muscle cramps.
Proper nutrition: Protein sources are necessary to rebuild muscle tissue and fuel the function of various cells, tissues and enzymes. Carbohydrates are vital, as well.