Exercise, stretching, and tips for headache after massage

Exercises for neck pain


Forward and Backward Tilt

This can be done while you're seated or on your feet. Keep your moves slow and smooth.

  • Start with your head squarely over your shoulders and your back straight.

  • Lower your chin toward your chest and hold for 15-30 seconds. Relax, and slowly lift your head back up.

  • Tilt your chin up toward the ceiling and bring the base of your skull toward your back. Hold for 10 seconds, then return to the start position.

  • Repeat the set several times. Do it every day.

Side Tilt

Do this while standing, with your feet hip-width apart and arms down by your sides.

  • Gently tilt your head toward your right shoulder and try to touch it with your ear. Stop when you feel the stretch. Don't raise your shoulder.

  • Hold the stretch for 5-10 seconds, then return to the start position.

  • Repeat on your left side. You can do several sets and work your way up to 10 repetitions.

  • For extra stretch, put the hand on the same side of your tilted head on top of your head, and press lightly with your fingertips.


Side Rotation

You can do this while seated or standing.

  • Keep your head squarely over your shoulders and your back straight.

  • Slowly turn your head to the right until you feel a stretch in the side of your neck and shoulder.

  • Hold the stretch for 15-30 seconds, and then slowly turn your head forward again.

  • Repeat on your left side. Do up to 10 sets.


Chin Tuck

  1. Stand with both feet shoulder width apart and the upper spine against a wall or door jamb.

  2. Face forward and let the back of your head touch the wall, tucking your chin in.

  3. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.


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