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As work and life stress pile up during your day, it’s natural to “hold” that tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back. Add poor posture, and that pain can get even worse, causing headaches in some people.
Since most of us probably can’t get massages 24/7, we asked massage therapists to tell us the stretches they use themselves to help provide relief anytime, anywhere. Try these moves from Cynde Montilla, massage therapist at The Sisley Spa at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City, and Elissa Langmaid, massage therapist at SpaVital at Pura Vida in Denver. Unless otherwise directed, hold each stretch for 20–30 seconds, which allows your muscle to relax. Then repeat the stretch 1–2 more times.
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