Stretches for Your Neck

Make Sure to Exercise your Neck

Job positions may require to sit in front of a desk for a long period of time, especially in the growing IT field in Seattle. People are even using alternatives such as standing desks, posture braces, etc. to keep their bodies moving.

It’s good to keep your body moving, but remember that your neck is also a critical part of your body. Bad posture can lead to “hunchback,” which is known as Kyphosis.

It’s easy to develop some discomfort in your neck during your normal routine.  This is especially true of people who need to sit in front of a computer throughout the work day, having to hold their heads at bad angles in order to view the monitor.  When you’re feeling some neck pain that isn’t yet severe enough to call for our Lynnwood body massage clinic, try these simple stretches and you should experience some relief.

Stretches for Your Neck

  • Start by your neck from side to side.  Begin with one side and hold the position for thirty seconds, then do the same with the other side.

  • Next, tilt your head from one side to the other, again holding the position for thirty seconds at a time.

  • Finally, stretch the back of your neck by gently tilting your head forward as if you’re trying to touch your chest with your chin.

  • You really shouldn’t ever tilt your head backwards when you don’t need to.  This is not an ideal motion for your neck, and trying to stretch in this way has the potential to do more harm than good.

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