In my last post I talked about the benefits of shoulder massage to relieve shoulder pain. Most professional shoulder pain treatment involves massage, but you can also use massage yourself at home to relieve your pain.
You can get a professional to teach you massage techniques that you can use at home, but by following these basic guidelines you can massage your own shoulders:
Shoulder Pain Self-Massage Technique
- Start by massaging the small band of muscles at the base of your skull.
- Next grab and squeeze your trapezius muscles, then pull and knead the muscles around the top of your shoulder blade, base of your neck and on your back.
- End off by kneading first the one side of your neck and then the other.
Don’t forget that massage should be avoided if the shoulder pain is caused by inflammation of the shoulder joint.
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