Neck pain and stiffness are common conditions we encounter at Acubody. While it’s important to see a doctor when you’ve suffered from a serious neck injury, moderate neck pain and stiffness can often benefit from a more holistic approach that takes into account different aspects of your life.
With new clients, we sometimes get asked about what Myofascial Release is and whether it relates to foam rollers. This is somewhat understandable given the fact that rollers are now a commonplace item in most gyms, fitness centres and households.
However, we like to stress that while there are some similarities in using a self-bought foam roller tool and professional myofascial release treatment, carried out by a trained practitioner, the differences are actually huge.
Neck pain is an increasingly common problem today. With the increase in mobile phone and tablet use, people are becoming more likely to hunch their shoulders as they stare down towards their laps, habitually creating poor posture.
Recent lockdowns and restrictions have also limited our chances to exercise as regularly as usual, spending larger parts of our day sitting at our home desks.
We’ve seen the demand for acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine grow in recent years. As we as a society put more focus on our health and the strength of our immune systems, as well as our emotional wellbeing, it’s likely that treatments like acupuncture could play a role in the post-quarantine health plan of many people.