STIFF NECK RELIEF

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Much of neck stiffness is caused simply by incorrect sleep and general posture. Also consider possible emotional causes. These techniques will reduce and may eliminate neck and shoulder tension:

STEP 1

Apply cream or oil, then, using a firm, kneading motion similar to a contented kitten's front paws, massage back and sides of neck with both hands. Beginning at the back of the neck, work slowly to the shoulders, and back a few times while staying off the vertebrae. Do this for 30 seconds or for as long as you wish. For further tension release, press points every 1/2 inch down neck for 3 seconds each.

STEP 2

With the middle finger on top of the forefinger, press indentations at the top of the neck for 3 seconds each.

STEP 3

Using your first two fingers, press the points on either side of the spine as pictured for three seconds each.

STEP 4

Continue as above until you have reached the depressions at the ends of your shoulders. End