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How to Use Massage to Relieve Neck Tension from Stress

Neck tension from stress is common but massage and stretching can help provide relief.

Alleviating Neck Tension with Massage

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    Causes:

    Poor posture, sleeping in strained positions, long drives, asthma and working long hours on a computer are common causes of stress neck tension. But you can alleviate the tension with massage.

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    How to massage your neck:

    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 vertebrae) and stretch back with your 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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