What is Wry Neck?
People who sit at a desk or in front of a computer for most of their day often experience stiffness in their neck. According to the latest stats, around 20% of adults will experience neck pain at some point in their lives. In many cases, all that’s needed is some stretching, or the use of a heat or ice pack to relieve it. However, if the neck pain is ongoing and doesn’t resolve with the use of home remedies, you may have developed “torticollis” more commonly known as “wry neck”. Our therspists can help relieve the pain and spasm associated with torticollis.
“A wry neck is a relatively common musculoskeletal dysfunction characterised by sudden onset of stiffness and pain in the neck or upper back region of the body“
How Can Remedial Massage Help?
Unfortunately, it is difficult to completely prevent wry neck in the modern world, however, if you get treatment early you can prevent it from getting worse and resolve it quickly. Our treatment focusses on relaxing the tight neck muscles and restoring your range of movement. Our remedial massage therapists uses a combination of techniques such as:
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point therapy
- Passive stretching
- Gentle joint mobilisation to help the tissues of your neck relax
Benefits Of Treatment
As remedial massage is aimed at the assessment and treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues, it is one of the best options for relieving pain and resolving the lack of movement associated with wry neck. Here are some of the benefits:
- reduces muscle tension
- lengthens muscle fibers
- increases blood flow
- reduces pain
- reduces inflammation
- increases flexibility and joint movement
If you would like any further information or book a session give us a call.
Melbourne Natural Therapy
Remedial Massage Melbourne
03 9645 9923