University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network offers reflexology treatment methods to help patients suffering from a variety of illnesses and conditions. Reflexology is said to promote relaxation and wellness of mind and body, and when used in conjunction with traditional medical treatment, can help alleviate pain and other symptoms.
To learn more about UH Connor Integrative Health Network visit, http://www.uhconnorintegrativehealth.org.
Percussive Massage Therapy using a massage gun (aka a percussion massager) for neck & shoulder pain uses fast, soft pulses over a short amount of time to get deep down into the muscle fibers. Buy the iReliev Percussion Massager at: https://ireliev.6jxl.net/P3v0j (affiliate link)
The continuous taps help muscles relax and heal. A massage gun works great to help relieve shoulder and neck pain. Focusing on areas like the levator scapulae and upper trap muscles is a good place to start. But make sure to be aware of the precautions before beginning. An important precaution is to not use a percussion massager on the front of the neck.
Like a traditional massage, a percussion massager helps to reduce inflammation and increasing circulation. It can help relax tight muscles, break up scar tissue and adhesions, and minimize muscle soreness and tension. Some studies have found percussive therapy to be as effective as massage in preventing DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
In this video, I’m using the iReliev Wireless Percussion Massager. In addition to being wireless, the unit is very quiet, and it comes with four different head attachments to target various areas. It also includes a nice carrying case to keep everything organized and in one place.
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How to Use a Percussion Massager for Shoulder & Neck Pain Relief:
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Thanks for this! Should we avoid using it on bones? Which head is good for breaking up chest's scar tissue (from open heart surgery)?
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I had discovered these machines after seeing a 'World's Strongest Man' contestant using one. Immediately went out and bought one, and have not been disappointed. As it came with few instructions for use, it is through videos like this that I can get the best out of my 'massage gun' ?
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