Neck Pain Treatment Melbourne

neck pain treatment melbourne

Neck and shoulder pain is widespread nowadays. Lots of people hold stress in their neck and shoulders. Many people work at desks or over workbenches all day and have bad posture that strains the neck muscles. 

Does Massage Help Neck Pain?

Sometimes neck pain can be a symptom of something more serious, but for the most part, it’s very treatable with remedial massage. You must seek medical attention if you think your neck pain could be serious. 

Causes of Neck Pain 

Many different things can cause neck and shoulder pain. Some of the more common causes are:

  • Sleeping in a position that causes the neck muscles to lock 
  • Bad posture – for example, those who work at a desk for the majority of the day
  • Injury 
  • Pinched nerve

If you’re having neck and shoulder pain, it’s important you go and see a doctor if you think it’s something more serious and not just sleeping funny or bad posture. 

Neck Pain Relief 

As long as it’s something minor, there are lots of ways you can get neck pain relief at home;

  • Paracetamol or ibuprofen tablets or gel for the area 
  • Heat/ice packs
  • Staying active – unless you’ve been advised otherwise by a doctor, it’s best not to try and keep the neck still. Regular activity could stop it from seizing further. 
  • Changing your pillows for something more firm or flatter. Your head should be on the same level as your body.
  • Changing your mattress for a firmer mattress. 

All of these options are things you’re able to try yourself to get that neck pain relief. If they aren’t working for you, you might want to try physical therapy with a physiotherapist. 

If you don’t like that idea, or perhaps it’s not that easy for you to see one, you could try a range of more holistic therapies like massage


Massage Options For Neck Pain 

Melbourne Natural Therapies offers various treatments to help with neck and shoulder pain. 

Remedial massage

One of our most popular treatments, remedial massage targets the areas you’re experiencing pain, tightness or tenderness. Remedial massage will help to loosen those muscles, releasing the pain and highlighting weaker ones. From there, we can give you some home stretches and exercises to help strengthen those weaker muscles. 

Dry needling 

Dry needling is a holistic therapy where tiny needles are inserted into your muscles’ ‘trigger points’. Once the needle is inserted, it causes you to twitch, almost awakening the muscle to release and ease the pain. This method has minimal downtime and can be targeted to help relieve neck and shoulder pain. 

Low-level laser therapy 

This method involves specific wavelengths of light used to interact with the muscle tissue, accelerating its healing process. Low-level laser therapy helps to eliminate pain, reduce swelling, reduce spasms and increase functionality. The laser is held in position for anywhere from 30 seconds to several minutes. It’s a non-invasive method; most people do not feel any sensation whilst the laser targets the tissue. 


Myotherapy is a combination of all of the above treatments. It uses a mixture of remedial massage techniques, dry needling and joint mobilisation to treat neck and shoulder pain.


Book A Massage For Neck Pain

If you’re looking for neck pain relief, we can help you at any of our three clinics across Melbourne. If you want to know more about any of the therapies above, you can visit our website for more information and prices.


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