Let’s face it, neck and shoulder pain is no fun at all, especially for office workers. If you suffer from persistent neck and shoulder pain, you may be familiar with the following scenarios: hunching over the keyboard as soon as you are seated at your working desk; maintaining the same posture for working hours on end; stretching your sore arms just to find some relief. Such pains can disrupt your days and even take a toll on your overall well-being. Let’s take a deeper look at neck and shoulder pain and uncover the secret weapons to battle this pesky condition!
What you may not know about neck and shoulder pain:
1. Musculoskeletal Effects
Did you know, the woes of neck and shoulder pain – not just a simple ache, can be a menace that affects your entire musculoskeletal system. Tight and painful muscles can limit range of motion, leaving you feeling like a puppet. Worse still, those muscle imbalances may even throw off the body’s delicate equilibrium. While battling pain is already a struggle, imagine experiencing reduced functional abilities that make even simple daily tasks feel like climbing Mount Everest!
2. Posture and Alignment
Have you ever noticed how the weight of the world seems to rest on your shoulders when you’re experiencing neck and shoulder pain? No, it is not delusions – and poor posture should be taken into account when it comes to this “necky” affair. Prolonged pain can result in postural abnormalities, visually like the leaning tower of Pisa. In such cases, realignment of posture and reverting that leaning tower to its upright position is crucial.
3. Emotional Well-being
Just like an endless rollercoaster ride that you did not sign up for, chronic neck and shoulder pain can be overwhelming, especially when it comes with psychological impacts such as increased stress levels, anxiety, and crankiness. At times, it may even lead to headaches and migraines. Only after eliminating all emotional turbulence, can you embrace calm and peace once again.
4. Impact on Daily Activities
When plagued with neck and shoulder pain, work-related tasks can feel like a never-ending battle and simple self-care activities may turn into the biggest struggle. This problem is further exacerbated by how we’re constantly on our smart devices today, resulting in a constant neck-down posture also known as ‘text neck.’ Instead of letting neck and shoulder pain gain the upper hand, reclaim your life through wellness treatments. For a holistic experience, combine the treatment with lymphatic drainage massage in Singapore to promote lymphatic circulation and enhance the natural detoxification process.
Exploring the lesser known facts about these types of pain can help you better understand the condition and potential triggers. Armed with this knowledge, implementing the appropriate targeted strategies and lifestyle changes to address such issues can be achieved. In this section, we compile a list of methods to ease the burden of neck and shoulder pain for a more pain-free and comfortable quality of life.
Bid farewell to neck and shoulder pain:
1. Mud Moxibustion
Wait, mud what? Don’t worry! It’s not some bizarre ancient ritual. Mud moxibustion is a remarkable wellness treatment that can relieve neck and shoulder pain. It features the application of herbal mud to specific points on the body, stimulating blood circulation and promoting healing. At Fresver Beauty, the treatment is carried out carefully in the following steps:
Step 1: Comprehensive Diagnosis
Our wellness specialists begin by conducting a thorough assessment of each customer’s body. This diagnostic phase helps identify specific areas that might require more attention due to potential problems.
Step 2: Preparation and Acupoint Activation
Once problematic areas are pinpointed, a herbal treatment oil is applied. With firm yet precise pressure, our experts target the acupoints to open up the pathways, priming the body for the upcoming steps. Activating these meridian points is a key foundation for the rest of the process.
Step 3: Meridian Stimulation with Skill and Tools
To enhance the effectiveness of the treatment, our experts utilise a meridian brush, also known as a dry brush. This tool, with varying bristle lengths, is adept at stimulating the body’s meridian points. While skilled handwork is vital, the addition of these tools contributes to a more positive outcome.
Step 4: Focused Mud Moxibustion Session
In this phase, Fresver Beauty introduces a mud moxibustion session. It involves the application of warm mud to the concerned area. With a unique characteristic of direct absorption by skin, the mud may prompt a range of bodily reactions. Especially for the neck and shoulder, the mud applied on these regions can lead to a sensation of soothing warmth.
Step 5: Cleansing and Aftercare
In the last step, the mud will be wiped off to leave the treated area refreshed. Post-treatment care instructions are provided to ensure the best results. Customers are advised not to consume cold or raw foods for the next four hours and to refrain from showering for the following three hours.
The Use of Mineral Mud Mask
At Fresver Beauty, mineral mud masks are incorporated into mud moxibustion treatments. Enriched with over 28 functional herbs, including high-grade ginseng,baked ginger, red sage and revered ‘dang gui’ (“female ginseng”), these herbs aim to enhance vitality. The mask applied to the body dilates blood vessels in the targeted region, fostering heightened blood circulation. Simultaneously, it also helps to remove toxins stored in the body.
While mud moxibustion employs the application of heated herbal mud to specific points on the body to promote healing, massage therapy aims to alleviate discomfort. Continue reading for further insights.
2. Massage Therapy
Beyond a luxury spa treatment, massage therapy, especially a neck and shoulder massage in Singapore, can be a potent healing solution. Combining trigger point therapy with myofascial release techniques, skilled massage therapists release muscle tension and reduce pain. This strategic intervention addresses the underlying issues causing discomfort.
The Principle of Oriental Massage
Good health is the result of harmonious vital energy (Qi) flow. If there is obstruction in meridian points, toxic build-ups or blockages may occur and lead to medical issues. One of the common examples is stagnant or rigid “bags”(Fu Gui Bao), which can appear in various areas of the body such as the lower back, shoulders and neck.
Oriental massage comes in handy in this context. Concentrating on meridian points, skilled practitioners restore the smooth flow of vital energy throughout the body, breaking down blockages and dispersing accumulated toxins.
Remember, you don’t have to surrender even if the pain starts creeping in. Just embrace the power of neck and wellness treatments, enabling these incredible remedies to work its wonders. So, there you have it – a delightful journey through the world without neck and shoulder pain, happy healing!
Fresver Beauty is a leading provider of beauty and wellness services in Singapore. Founded in 1988, we provide quality facial, wellness, eye and other treatments. Contact us today to book an appointment for our Mud Moxibustion Neck and Shoulder service.