Seated Neck Stretchers
We want you to get rid of that real pain in the neck. No, we’re not talking about your annoying coworker, difficult boss or nosy neighbor. We’re literally talking about your neck. It is very common for both women and men to experience stress-related neck and shoulder tightness, strain, and discomfort. HipFit has a Seated Neck Stretch to alleviate the stiffness associated with long periods of neck strain and stillness. Don’t be alarmed if you hear a little snap, crackle and pop when you start the stretch, it’s perfectly normal as long as it isn’t accompanied by pain.
This gentle, unhurried stretch is most effective once you are relaxed and not clenched, so take a few deep breaths and concentrate on relaxing before you begin. Sit up tall in your chair with a straight back and feet planted on the floor. Begin by gently rolling your neck side-to-side, unassisted. Close your eyes if you want. Take 30 seconds to feel the tension leave your body as you roll your head to-and-fro. Tilt your head to the right and -using your right hand- gently pull it toward your shoulder. Hold 30 seconds and repeat on the left side.