I will be showing you how to release specific areas of tension in your shoulder girdle that are very, very common. The techniques are quite simple, but they need to be done properly for them to work (like most things!).
If this "quick fix" does not do the trick then go directly to the main Neck And Shoulder Pain Relief page (click here) where I'll walk you through 3 Simple Steps to set yourself free.
Just follow along with the videos below and you'll do fine.
*If you have just shoulder joint pain or just pain in your neck, please click on the links in the menu bar to the left for those specific issues. What follows will tend help those issues as well, but not as well as the pages dedicated specifically to them.
Pain Relief Success Story, From Steve:
"I just wanted to thank you for this informative site. I'm a retired Marine and currently serving overseas as a security contractor. I've lived with neck & shoulder pain for years. Lately, however it's become unbearable. I'm barely able to workout at the gym or run (fitness is a must in this job and hazardous area)or do much of anything without the pain and dis-comfort....After finding your site and performing the techniques I am amazed!! The very first video (step 1), made a world of difference. After performing the steps in all three videos, I couldn't stop smiling because I felt so great. I even ran outside to show off to the young guys. Amazing!! Thank you, thank you! I only wish I would've found your web-site sooner. I'll recommend your site to everyone." Steve, Iraq
You can do it too!
This short introductory video is a great place to start. It will give you a good overview of how to get the most out of this website and help you get the best possible results from the videos below.
Please visit the techniques page now, if you haven't already. The techniques are extremely simple, but being familiar with them will vastly improve the effectiveness of what we do below.
On the homepage I describe…in detail…the 3 Simple Steps and the 4 Basic Facts about your body that make it possible for you to provide your own joint pain relief. It's good to know why what you're about to do actually works, but it's not required, so I'll leave that decision to you.
There's a 95% chance that you......like thousands upon thousands of others.....can provide your own pain relief, so let's get to it.
This "quick fix" is fantastic for a type of pain that is often caused by stress. The main Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief page deals with many more muscle groups that get tight from being on computers, driving, lifting weights, etc. But sometimes all you need at the end of a stressful day is this one technique to free the intersection of your neck and shoulders, so you can get on with your life.
Here's what we're going to do:
This quick fix requires only one technique that you will do on both sides of your body. Make sure to watch the video to your right to see how simple it is.
First, take your hand from the opposite side of the shoulder you'll be working on and place your fingertips on the top of where your shoulder and neck intersect. Feel around the area from the base of your neck to about 6 inches out to the side and about 4 inches down your back and notice any tender tissue.
Now take your fingertips and press on the highest tender spot in the area and do the press-hold-move technique by shrugging your shoulder with your elbow coming up to the height of your shoulder as you do it. Also, apply your pressure in the same direction as the way your shoulder girdle is moving.
Maintain the pressure with your fingertips on the tender spot while your repeat this motion. Make sure you are feeling the tissue move under your fingertips as you shrug your shoulders. You want to make that muscle move while you press on it so your brain (specifically your cerebellum) knows it must release the tissue.
You may have to do this motion 10 times or more to get the tissue to release. Simply do this on all the tender tissue in the area and when you're done the odds are very high that your neck and shoulder pain will be gone.
If a tender spot is really stubborn, work on another tender spot for a little while and come back. You may even want to work on the other side of your body for a while. When you come back it should release. If it does not you may want to consider doing the 3 Simple Steps on the main neck and shoulder pain relief page, since there may be more muscle groups causing your pain than just the ones we've worked on.
Is your pain completely gone? Partially gone?
Which areas in your neck and shoulder area gave you the most pain relief when you worked on them?
Are you still experiencing some pain?
Which tender muscles are still tender (that means they are still too tight!) and could use some more work?
Go back and do a little more work on those areas. You may be surprised how they now release after taking a break.
Investigate a bit and you'll eventually find which techniques work best for you to provide the best pain relief. Then you'll be able to fix yourself whenever you desire!