From improved performance to reducing injury many of you already know the benefits of warming up muscle groups before and after activities. How often do we stretch our neck and shoulders? As in making a specific point to not just when they feel tight? If you are a gym goer or play sports, you may have your own routine but for most of us unless you are specifically training these areas we generally don’t pay as much attention to the neck and shoulder area as we do to those larger muscle groups.
For most people the only time we tend to stretch or massage the neck and shoulders is when we feel them! Once the tension and stiffness are at a point that we need to do something. Sitting at that desk may not be the gym but there is a lot of use those areas get in performing repetitive tasks. Other factors like poor posture or even the wrong pillow when sleeping can all add to tension building up without you realizing until you are showing symptoms.
If you suffer from aches, pain and stiffness in your neck and shoulders right now, there are a number of easy ways to relieve symptoms and keep things from building up in the future.
Start by being mindful, make a point of doing a stretch here and there, use that massager on the couch at night and you’ll see a consistent approach to treating tension becomes simple habit before long.
Here at Lifepro we have some ideas that will help ease that pain and tension in minimal time and with less effort on your part.
The Embrace Neck Massager - This amazing shiatsu massager is the ultimate way end a long day. The device wraps over your shoulders allowing you to target the neck, shoulder and even your back! Combine eight rollers, two massage modes, three different speeds even soothing heat. Loop handles allow you to customize position/intensity for your level of comfort. Melt and massage that tension away!
If you haven’t tried one of Lifepro’s Massage Guns you are missing out one of our member favorites! tool! These portable guns are like having a massage therapist in your back backpack even your purse! These use percussion massage equipped with a wide range of settings and different attachments to customize for your needs. Great not only for the neck and shoulder but anywhere you need fast relief even on the go.
Want more than just relaxation? Tone up while you relieve tension in the neck, shoulders arms and back! With PowerFlow Adjustable Dumbbells you can boost circulation, lymph and strength while performing your favorite upper body exercises or stretches. Adjustable weight allows you to increase or decrease the amount you are lifting to best compliment your goals/ability. Having good strength contributes to better posture and can reduce the negative effects of those repetitive or stressful tasks.
Many of our members combine different tools as symptoms and activities often vary. Build some of these ideas into your routine for more pain free days. If you are using any of our devices now you already know to experiment and see what works best for you. Let us know your favorite ways to get relief!