BEST STRETCHES FOR BACK, SHOULDERS, AND NECK

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July 29, 2021 |
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Best Stretches for Back, Shoulders, and Neck. Reach Stretch & Recovery

The right stretches can help you relieve pain.

Hunched at a computer all day? Engaged in heavy lifting on the job? 

Whatever your situation, if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from back, shoulder, and neck pain then finding lasting relief is vital to your ongoing quality of life. 

Fortunately, there are ways to do this that don’t require surgery and that don’t require the use of dangerous painkillers. Stretches, both therapy-assisted and home-based, can help you manage your pain. In some cases, the right Stretch & Recovery therapy can help you end your pain for good.

Here are a few stretches you can do at home to get temporary relief.

STRETCHES FOR YOUR UPPER AND LOWER BACK

Upper and Lower Back Stretch - Child's Pose - Reach Stretch & Recovery

Some common stretches that can help to relieve upper and lower back pain include:

  • Lying flat on your back and slowly bringing each knee up to your chest.
  • Child’s pose (the yoga position).
  • Forearm planks

STRETCHES FOR YOUR SHOULDERS

Shoulder Stretch - Reach Stretch & Recovery

Some common stretches that can help to relieve shoulder pain include:

  • An across the chest stretch, where you bring your arm straight across the chest.
  • Shoulder circles.
  • Downward dog (the yoga pose).

STRETCHES FOR YOUR NECK

Neck Stretches - Neck Tilts - Reach Stretch & Recovery

Some common stretches that can help to relieve neck pain include:

  • Rolling your neck from side to side.
  • Shoulder rolls.
  • Forward and backward neck tilts. 

WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO WORK WITH A PROFESSIONAL STRETCH THERAPIST

Reach Stretch & Recovery therapist assisting female client stretch her neck area.

While doing some of these stretches at home is simple enough, they won’t help without proper technique. If you haven’t already been taught proper technique then our stretch therapists can help you learn it.

In addition, there are many other stretches and therapies that you won’t be able to complete without assistance from a trained stretch therapist. You’ll need them to release all of your neck, back, and muscle tension, to build stability, to get rid of the pain for good, and to keep the pain from returning.

Our five-in-one treatment targets the root causes of your back, neck, and shoulder pain and helps you attack it from multiple angles. So don’t limit yourself to what you can do yourself, at home. Come and see the difference that proper, guided stretching can make to your mobility, well-being, and quality of life. 

You deserve to live a life free of back, neck, and shoulder pain. Schedule a free initial session today so you can experience the benefits for yourself.

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