Tech Neck Relief: Massage Therapy and Stretching Techniques
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Tech Neck Relief: Massage Therapy and Stretching Techniques

Author(s): Jessica Crow

4CE credits 17 Lessons Video

It has become the norm to spend five to eight hours a day hunched over a small mobile device, which has led to painful imbalances of the neck and shoulder girdle. People are experiencing a growing number of chronic symptoms that are even starting to present in adolescents. These risk factors are part of a new epidemic called “Tech Neck Syndrome” (TNS). In this course, discover how massage therapy and stretching protocols can help clients and massage therapists with TNS symptoms.

When you finish this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the complexities of Text Neck Syndrome (TNS) including how it is caused, what separates it from similar conditions and the most saturated demographics.
  • Determine the long-term consequences of not addressing the condition.
  • Describe the postural and anatomical considerations of TN in detail.
  • Assess clients and discover why they are experiencing a certain symptomology and gauge the extent of physical, mental and emotional symptoms affecting their daily lifestyle.
  • Consider what conventional treatments exist for TN and understand the advantages and limitations, then decide who to refer out to if complete therapeutic bene?ts are beyond your scope of practice.
  • Create a massage therapy protocol to help relieve symptoms, directly for pain, tightness, headaches, insomnia and stress.
  • Review stretching protocols that can be added to a massage session.

As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.

  1. Tech Neck Syndrome
  2. Tech Neck Symptomatology
  3. Who Gets Tech Neck and Why?
  4. TN and the Spine
  5. Musculoskeletal Health
  6. Muscle Review
  7. How the Whole Being Can Be Affected By TN
  8. Postural Considerations in Early versus Later Stages of TN
  9. Client Assessment for TN
  10. Current Treatments and Practitioners for TN
  11. Creating a Targeted or Full-Body Massage Session for Clients with TN
  12. Complementary Care and Therapeutic Recommendations
  13. Targeted Stretching for TNS
  14. Effective Strength-Building Activities
  15. How Massage Therapists Can Help Alleviate TNS in Their Clients
  16. Video
  17. References

Jessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and has been a wellness leader for over 20 years – giving instruction in mindfulness, yoga, guided meditation, breathwork and massage therapy. She is an experienced continuing education provider for massage therapists and health care professionals, and also serves on the board of the Pacific College of Health & Science.