Thursday, October 30, 2014

Does Your Neck Feel Sore from the Winter Cold?

It is starting to get  a bit chilly outside, and I have been seeing many more clients complaining of their neck being sore.  Did you know that it could be due to the cold?  When we are cold, we automatically raise up our shoulders to keep warm.  Doing that for a while can cause a real pain in the neck

Here is a way to help your neck feel a little better until you can get in for your massage appointment.  Get a long tube sock and fill it with rice.  Knot off the open end so the rice can't escape. This will be your homemade heated neck roll.

Place the neck roll in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute.  Just long enough to warm up the rice, but not long enough to cook it.

Shake it up to even out the temperature, and then lay it around your neck on top of your shoulders.  The heat will help relax your muscles, and the weight will help to ease the tension in your neck.