Now that so many people work from home, I find that my clients are coming to the office expressing neck pain.
My first question to them … What is your home office setup?
Their response … I use a laptop and mix up my seating positions between the kitchen, the bed, the couch, and any pretzel configuration that eases the discomfort.
Rarely do my clients tell me they sit at a desk and in a chair that are both properly suited for laptop-type work.
Recently a client arrived with pain and limited range of motion in her left neck.
We incorporated a variety of Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques.
✅ In one technique, the client actively tucked her chin while I assisted as a way to improve the articulation between the occipital ridge and C1/Atlas.
✅ In another technique, the client lied on her right side. While she rotated her head to the right, I glided along the left trapezius, scalenes, and SCM. We repeated on the other side to compare the difference and to bring about balance.
As the session progressed, both the client and I could feel the change in not only the release of the muscle spasms but also in the improved articulation of the cervical spine.
If you find that your home office setup is less than desirable and it’s wrecking havoc on your neck, then reach out to me to schedule a session. You’ll be glad you did!
📸 credit @daltonmyoskeletal
Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic massage therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Ross, McCandless, Wexford, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.