You Have Tech Neck-Now What?

Have your upper back and neck been hurting a bit more than usual? You are not alone! When we opened Harmony Day Spa over 14 years ago, our clientele came in to receive massage to relieve lower back pain. Now, more than ever before, we are increasingly seeing people due to upper back and neck pain. Thus, we’ve started using the term tech neck to describe their pain.

The majority of our day is spent looking down at our phones, tablets, and laptops. Over time, the awkward angle and posture we use to sneak a glance at our phones during meetings or check email build up the tension in the neck and upper back. Did you know that 79% of people between the ages of 18 and 44 have their phones with them for all but two of their waking hours?

There are a few things you can do to minimize the impact of tech neck, including:

  • Take frequent breaks. Yes, people look down to read, however, most don’t read for 10-hours a day straight. Set a timer for every 25 minutes to look away from your screen and adjust your posture. Your eyes, neck, and back will thank you!

  • Properly position your screens. One of the leading causes of tech neck is improperly positioned screens. Often times we are hunched over looking at our phones or tablets. An easy fix for this is to bring screens up to your eye level.

  • Tech massage. At Harmony Day Spa we pride ourselves on providing therapeutic massage to treat any and all ailments. Our massage services can be fully customizable to relieve any pain points due to tech neck. Stay tuned for more information about our tech massage coming soon to Harmony Day Spa. It will target the neck, upper back, and elbows to assuage the built-up tension.

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Harmony Day Spa was founded in 2003 by Amy Waldorf to provide clinical and therapeutic skin care and body work to New Jersey residents. With over 20 years of experience in the professional skin care industry, we feel that we have found the finest solution based aesthetic treatments, relaxation products, and services available. Contact us today to schedule a massage!