This weekend I am spending the weekend in Myrtle Beach …. the location of a 2 day intensive class delving into intricate work in the neck, hips, and lower back. I’m really excited about it. There is not a ceiling in massage therapy; you can never learn enough about the body and how to properly treat clients’ pain. The neck is a particularly vulnerable area because of the jugular nerve and its fragile nature. Stay tuned for more …..
So many people call me about pains in their neck. Literal pains. Sometimes there is hardly any range of motion before I start working. Neck work is slow, deep, precise. I usually start with the client in a prone position, or lying down …. So I can loosen the traps, rhomboids, lats, levator scapula …. Then focus on stretching all the muscles around the cervical spine, ie. the sterno clydo mastoids, the occipital muscles … and loosen the prior muscles from a different angle. Massaging the neck hurts my fingers and hands, but it’s some of my favorite work.