Meet the 8 Muscles Causing Your Neck Pain

OC Pain Relief & Bodywork / TriAthlete Massage Pain Relief for Neck Pain.

Your neck muscles are so tight you could strum them like guitar strings. But this song is definitely not music to your ears. With the right simple steps, your tensed-up muscles can start whistling a happier tune. Trigger points, they are areas where your muscles have tensed up and refused to let go. Trigger points form as a result of repetitive activity. That might be something like swinging a tennis racket over and over, or – for many of us – hunching over our desks and pounding the keyboard day in and day out.

Sometimes the actual problem is not really in your neck even though you think it is. Sometimes it's in another area of the body and the pain is referring to the hip. This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is important.

  1. Trapezius

  2. Multifidi

  3. Levator Scapulae

  4. Splenius Cervicis

  5. Infraspinatus

  6. Sternocleidomastoid

  7. Digastric

  8. Medial Pterygoid


See the referral pain below:


Right after your massage therapy, you will likely feel more relaxed and rested than when you came in. The day after your therapy, you may feel a bit sore. This is actually a normal occurrence for many types of this therapy. During a Therapeutic Massage I utilize cross-fiber friction, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to "work out " the knots in your muscles. Massage it comparable to a strenuous workout, after which your muscles may be sore. Another factor that can cause soreness after this therapy is dehydration. If your muscles are not hydrated enough to be pliable, they will be sore the next day. That's why we recommended being hydrated for your appointment & to drink half your weight in ounces of water after your session.


Book Your session today and lets create a plan to get your out of pain, get your range of motion back and prevent injury.

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