Shoulder & Arm Pain Relief
– Bad posture, sports stress and some illnesses can cause strain and tension to the neck and shoulders: the chest muscles shorten and contract, causing the muscles in the upper back to become overstretched, resulting in rounded shoulders and tight, inflexible muscles in the neck and upper back. Stretching and relaxing the chest muscles with massage, along with kneading the shoulders can help pain relief in the neck and shoulders.
The trapezius is the muscle that runs roughly parallel to the ground, from the base of either side of the neck to the arms. Massage therapy can provide shoulder-pain relief, improve range of motion, reduce pain and improve function. Massage can release spasms and pressure on nerves in the neck and shoulders. Balancing muscles in the front, back and sides of the neck to relieve uneven strains on the vertebrae.