By Robert Gardner
Client care is something that many will overlook but it's one of the largest factors in whether you get long term relief. Anything a massage therapist can do for you you can often do for yourself. It will never replace the luxury of a massage but we've all heard that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Working on yourself is as simple as breathing, stretching and some simple self massage. Here's a video showing how you stretch and open your gluteals and it often helps ease low back pain.
If you're having problems with your neck you can work slowly and gently using the video shown here.
If you're sitting at work you can do the same basic neck stretch within what feels comfortable to you. Always remember that you go slow you breathe and nothing should feel painful.
These are simple easy to use tools that you can expand upon taking a yoga class and by getting regular bodywork. Once you know where the tension is it's far easier to work on.