Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Guide for Busy Moms
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Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Guide for Busy Moms

Are you looking for some stretches for neck and shoulder pain that you’ve been struggling with?

For all the super moms out there, your days are often a whirlwind of activity – from lifting your little ones to spending hours at your workstation.

But amid these moments of love and duty, neck and shoulder pain can emerge as unwelcome intruders, threatening to steal away those special moments with your kids and making every workday an ordeal.

The fear of missing out on lifting your child without wincing in pain or getting through the day without that nagging ache in your shoulders is real and palpable.

It’s about more than just discomfort; it’s about preserving those precious, pain-free moments that make motherhood and daily work so rewarding.

To give you a helping hand, we’ve come up with some simple and easy stretches for neck and shoulder pain that you can incorporate into your busy routine to ease those tight muscles and feel some relief.

Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Stretches for Easing Neck Pain

1. Gentle Neck Tilts:

  • Sit or stand comfortably.
  • Slowly tilt your head towards your right shoulder until you feel a stretch on the left side of your neck.
  • Hold for 15-20 seconds, then gently bring your head back to the center.
  • Repeat on the left side.

Benefit: This stretch eases tension in the neck muscles, often strained from looking down at your child or computer screen.

2. Chin Tucks:

  • Sit upright in a chair or stand.
  • Gently tuck your chin towards your chest, feeling a stretch at the back of your neck.
  • Hold for 15-20 seconds and return to the starting position.

Benefit: Chin tucks combat the effects of the forward head posture, common in nursing mothers and desk workers.

3. Neck Extension Stretch:

  • Sit or stand upright.
  • Gently tilt your head back, looking up at the ceiling.
  • Hold for 10-15 seconds, feeling a stretch in the front of your neck.

Benefit: This stretch helps relieve tension in the front neck muscles, which can become tight from prolonged forward head posture.

Stretches for Easing Shoulder Pain:

1. Shoulder Rolls:

  • Sit or stand with your arms relaxed at your sides.
  • Roll your shoulders up, back, and down in a smooth, circular motion.
  • Repeat 10 times, then reverse the direction.

Benefit: This exercise helps to loosen the shoulder joints and increase blood flow to the area, reducing stiffness and pain.

2. Cross-Body Shoulder Stretch:

  • Stand or sit with a straight spine.
  • Bring your right arm across your body at shoulder height.
  • Gently press your right arm closer to your chest with your left hand.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds, then switch arms.

Benefit: This stretch targets the muscles in your shoulders and upper back, alleviating the tension that accumulates from repetitive lifting and desk work.

3. Doorway Stretch for Shoulders:

  • Stand in an open doorway.
  • Raise your arms and place your hands on the door frame, elbows at about shoulder height.
  • Gently lean forward until you feel a stretch in the front of your shoulders and chest.
  • Hold for 20-30 seconds.

Benefit: This stretch opens up the chest and shoulder muscles, counteracting the forward posture that comes from daily tasks like holding children or working at a computer.

Integrating Stretches into Daily Life:

Incorporating these stretches into your daily routine can create moments of relief and self-care amidst a busy schedule.

They are designed to be quick, easy, and doable even in a hectic household.

For the best results, try to perform these stretches at least once or twice a day, especially during times when your neck and shoulders feel particularly tight.

Beyond Stretches for Neck and Shoulder Pain:

As you incorporate these stretches into your daily routine, remember that consistency is key to lasting relief. But why stop there? This January, take a step further towards comprehensive care with our Stretch Therapy Package.

We’re excited to offer you a chance to dive deeper into your wellness journey: Buy a Stretch Package and get the second one at 50% OFF. These expert-led sessions are not just about easing the knots and aches; they’re a pathway to a lifestyle where pain doesn’t dictate your day.

Our Stretch Therapy Package is tailored to target your specific areas of discomfort, offering a holistic approach to managing neck and shoulder pain. You’ll experience improved flexibility, enhanced blood circulation, reduced muscle tension, and better posture.

Don’t let this limited time opportunity slip by. Contact us to claim your offer now and start this year with a commitment to a pain-free life. It’s time to focus on your health, so you can lift your child with ease and move through your day with comfort.

Contact us at (410)-721- 6333 or click HERE to book your package. Embrace a new year where freedom from pain is not just a wish but a reality.

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Shaina Clemons

Shaina Clemons

Shaina is the founder and owner of Breakaway Physical Therapy.  She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland Baltimore, along with a Bachelor's degree from Towson University.   Shaina is an Ironman triathlete, with a love of all sports. Exercise is her passion, which plays an important role in both her personal and professional life.  In her free time, Shaina enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.  Shaina's love of snowboarding led her to her career choice many years ago. 
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