Technology has improved our lives in a lot of ways, unfortunately, however, to the detriment of our necks. Spending two-thirds of the day with our necks angled out and down in order to best view email, tweaking our necks to the right in order to snuggly hold the phone between our head and shoulder, and leading a generally sedentary lifestyle has begun to do muscular and even spinal damage to one of the most fragile spots of our bodies. The result? Rounded shoulders, headaches, stiffness, knots, even the unattractive addition of a hump between the shoulder blades.
Thankfully, Dorit Baxter and her New York Day Spa has developed the Tech Neck, massage to combat our tech-caused troubles. Baxter admits that most of her clients are Blackberry addicts and, as a result, "We often hear them saying that they have severe pain in their wrists and in between the shoulder blades. We wanted to target these problematic areas with a special massage technique, using the fingertips to inject oxygen into muscle tissues to release discomfort and increase blood flow to those areas" The massage works to stretch the neck, spine, rhomboid and pectoral muscles, and release tension in the scalp and temples, leaving you all but ready to spend another second on the computer. Which, in the long run, is probably a good thing. For more information visit www.newyorkdayspa.com