20. Low-Impact Aerobic Exercise
Stretching is important, and neck-specific exercises have their merit too, but regular exercise is important. Physical activity promotes digestive health as well. Staying fit by walking and swimming releases muscle tension throughout your body while also circulating oxygen and nutrients. What’s not to like about that?
21. Physical Therapy
The vertebrae of the neck are influenced by so many different muscle groups (such as the back, shoulder, chest, and neck), so it helps to get support from someone who knows your anatomy. A physical therapist can also give you an official diagnosis and make sure you have proper form during stretching and exercise.
Shoulder and neck pain is common for most of us, but it doesn’t have to be! Follow the 21 stiff remedies above to heal your pain on the spot and prevent it before it starts. After all, natural ways to relieve pain should always be your first option.
While you do so, take the time to relax in a hot bath (perhaps with epsom salt and lavender essential oils) and stretch throughout the day to keep your neck and shoulders loose.