How to stimulate your hand to relieve neck and shoulder pain





You probably Don't know that pain in your neck and shoulder likely comes from your hand!
Indeed, According to creator of Yoga Tune Up and Author of The Roll Model, Jill Miller, everyday activities like typing, writing, holding a child, or even talking on a cell phone, results in creating a tension in the hand, which in return rises all the way up to the neck and shoulders.
In similar veins, he also explained, in an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Network's digital series #OWNSHOW, how to use a tennis ball to relieve neck and shoulder pain.

You can place the tennis ball on a hard surface like a desk or table then press the junction where the thumb meets the rest of the hand onto the ball. Directly, roll the hand repeatedly on the ball to pry the junction open and apart. This may be uncomfortable. That's okay. You are feeling the stress leave your hand.
A few moments later, pivot your hand as if juicing oranges. Keep this up for a minute or so. Then, standing upright, raise your arms over your head. Notice whether the hand you just exercised stretches back farther than the other side. You will likely be surprised to find that it does indeed. This is a physical sign of increased flexibility.
Miller's method is a form of acupressure. Actually, there is another pressure point in the hand known as the "Hidden Valley that when pressed, as Bipasha Mukherjee of Modern Reflexology shows, can help relieve neck pain. In the fleshy skin between the thumb and forefinger is where this pressure point located. You can cradle your hands, lightly pressing the knuckles of the left hand into the center palm of the right hand to activate it. You can also press the soft part of the skin, just below the web between thumb and forefinger, using the thumb of the left hand for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat on the other hand.
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