“Tech neck” is defined as the act of stressing muscles while using phones, tablets, and computers. The stress on the muscles causes stiffness and soreness which can lead to neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches, and if it’s left unaddressed can compromise mobility in the neck and travel into the arms, back, and even into the feet.
When the head and neck are aligned properly, the weight of the head (10-12 pounds) is appropriately supported. However, as we look at our screens, the curve in our neck changes and moves into a forward and downward position. The effective weight of the head increases by 15 pounds with just a 15 degree shift and increases as the shift becomes more pronounced.
This is a lot of pressure on our neck muscles!
Americans can spend up to 6 hours daily with digital media, including 3 hours and 17 minutes a day on non-voice activities on mobile devices . These average rates are growing and will impact everyone.
Tips to alleviate the strain of tech neck 1. Get up and move around frequently 2. Use an ergonomic chair that allows you to recline 3. Exercise to encourage movement and increase circulation 4. Massage
Massage not only provides stress relief and increased circulation, but targets specific muscles involved with tech neck. Your massage therapist can employ a range of techniques including traditional Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and stretching to alleviate your pain.
Couples Massage is a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or to spend some extra time together. This service is offered for 60 or 90 minutes. You can make it extra special by adding champagne and chocolates that you and your partner can enjoy before the massage!
Call to book your relaxing couples massage today! 508-244-0444 *can not book this service online*
We can also accommodate small parties up to 8 people.