Can a neck massage reduce stress and tension?

remedial neck massage can reduce both stress and tension


Research suggests that neck tension effects between 30 and 50 percent of the adult population in any given year. More worryingly approximately 50-85 percent of individuals fall short of a complete resolution of symptoms.

Massage, however, may provide relief. According to a 2020 study, the age-old technique measurably reduces stress and tension levels, leaving people feeling more relaxed in as little as ten minutes. Moreover, using remedial massage techniques to target muscles that are knotted, tense, damaged, or tight may provide superior relief, depending on the nature of the treatment and desired outcome.


The benefits of a neck massage

Our remedial massage therapists tailor their treatments to the patient that they have in front of them. Here are some of the benefits you can expect from a neck massage in Waterloo, Redfern, Zetland, Moore Park, Kensington, Alexandria and more, from us:


Stress reduction

Our remedial neck massage is a powerful stress-reduction technique that can change how the body’s nervous system operates. Evidence suggests that massage can reduce cortisol – a hormone associated with stress and pain – and increase the activity of feel-good hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine. After just ten minutes, many people experience a reduction in both emotional and physical pain and an increase in their sense of wellbeing.


Reduced tension

Muscle tension is a common condition in Australia, with new research indicating that it may affect more than 97 percent of people at some point in their lives.

Fortunately, our remedial neck massages combat this by targeting trigger points and using stretching techniques to elongate muscles that are abnormally tight. We use techniques to break down the various adhesions that form around scar tissue after an injury, improving your mobility.


Reduced Overall Pain

While remedial neck massages explicitly target the neck area, they can also help reduce overall pain from injuries and assist those with chronic pain conditions. Many patients find regular monthly maintenance with a member of our team extremely beneficial. Feel free to book your treatments out in advance.


Faster Recovery

Many of our clients arrive at our clinic complaining of muscle aches from overworked muscles due to gym, work from home desk ergonomics or other stressors such as posture. Our neck massage techniques help to reduce the effects of inflammation and tension in the trapezius, pectoralis and suboccipital muscles. This  reduces pain and assists in tissue repair.


Increased range of motion

A remedial neck massage, just like chiropractic treatments, can also increase your neck’s range of motion, making you less susceptible to relapsing pain and or chronic injury. Our massage therapists work systematically on the muscle tissues around the neck, shoulders, chest and spine, stimulating the circulatory system, thereby increasing blood flow to areas of the body that require healing. With regular attention from our professionals, you may eventually be able to restore the full range of motion.


Book your neck massage today

If you are interested in experiencing all of the benefits described above, get in touch with our team today by calling 02 9690 0911- Alternatively, book online.

Waterloo Sports Massage is a specialist massage clinic located in Waterloo, Sydney. The services are offer include: Remedial Massages, Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massages, Dry Needling. We offer assistance with: low back pain, neck pain, headache problems and stress relief. Although we are located in Waterloo, we service clients from areas such as Redfern, Zetland, Moore Park, Kensington, Alexandria and more.


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