What is Neck massage?

Category: Physical Therapy


Generic name: Massage Therapy

Massage is the practice of applying structured pressure, tension, motion or vibration manually or with mechanical aids to the soft tissues of the body, including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, joints and lymphatic vessels, to achieve a beneficial response.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 2 2
Arthritis pain in neck 1 0
General health 1 0
Neck pain 1 0
Stiffness/spasticity 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Neck massage

Side effect Patients
Nausea and vomiting 1


Based on patients currently going to Neck massage

Dosage Patients
daily 1
yearly 1


Currently going to Neck massage

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Neck massage

Jan 28, 2010 (Started Jan 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for to improve circulation in the neck)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Use a slow rubbing motion up and down the length of the the neck and around the circumference of the neck. Be careful and gentle when you massage around the front of your neck. I have personally found the muscles on the side of my neck and the areas below the back of my ear to be the most beneficial areas to massage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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