Neck Restriction – Roll and Move is a program that will address many issues caused by environmental drivers such as — mental and emotional stress, anxiety, repetitive movement, dehydration and trauma. Neck restriction may appear as a feeling of restriction, stiffness, soreness, aching, discomfort, brain fog or indecisiveness.
The neck region relies heavily on the shoulder ring (commonly known as T1 – T12), this region has more ability to move multi-dimensionally but is often glued or jammed up due to forward flexion positions that are held for long periods (sitting, working over a bench, driving, working at computers etc) as well as those who have poor body positions.
If we can create a better position for the shoulder ring (T1 – T12) to position itself, the cervical region of the neck (where you feel the pain) will move more freely and have far less tension in that region. Creating a better feeling of ease and motion.
Neck restriction is more than a mere inconvenience; it’s a complex issue that can affect various aspects of life and health. Understanding its causes, impacts, and connections to the rest of the body is essential for effective management and relief. Feel SOMA’s approach to neck tension embodies a holistic understanding of human movement and well-being, offering tailored solutions that address the root causes and promote overall health.
Program Duration – 30-35 mins
When – Easy and effective way to prepare tissues in any environment; before, during, or after sessions.
Program Flow – follow the Preparation section, do both sides of the body, then repeat on the side that feels more restricted.
Terminology – We use innovative techniques that may differ in name and location. Follow the videos and coaching tips for success.
SOE – Roller technique targeting the boney sections. 30 secs max in this region
SME – Roller technique targeting the muscular sections. 60-90 secs in this region
SFM – Fascial Mobilisers are our way of moving the tissues, we don’t stretch. 45-60 secs each
- Remember to breathe when performing the program, this will ensure tissue adaptation.
- Keep the movements at low speed and low force, nothing should be forced.
- Listen to and follow the videos, until you feel confident to perform by yourself.
Suggestion – Complete the entire program 4 – 5 times THEN you may choose to use your favourite components of the program.