3. Stiff neck – Duration & other tips
How long does it take until a rick in the neck goes away?
This depends on each individual.
For some people the massage works immediately, while for others it might take a week or two until the neck recovers its full range of motion.
Nevertheless, improvements usually occur much earlier.
It also depends on the following:
- The intensity of the tension
- Whether you actually find the actual causes and resolve them
- How calmly and accurately you massage the muscles
The more intense the tension is in the neck, the longer it takes until it disappears, even if you are doing your massage right.
Time and inner peace play an important role here.
Sometimes you won’t progress as quickly as you would like.
This is especially true if you do not eliminate the root causes.
Causes for a stiff neck are, as mentioned above, among others things, poor posture and mental stress.
Often the tension only eases when the stress drops or a problem is solved.
If the root problem is not dealt with properly, the muscles will tense again and again, even if you massage them correctly.
In this situation self-massages only temporarily loosen up the nape of your neck. In severe cases, it may have little or no effect.
The same is true when it comes to incorrect posture or bad habits.
If you do not eliminate the cause, sooner or later the problem will occur again.
The precision of the massage is ultimately very important:
Only when you find the tiny areas of tension and massage them patiently, can you get rid of the pain