Neck Pain Relief with Massage
Have you lost the ability to check your blindspot in the car? If so, you might be suffering from increased tightness in the muscles of the neck (specifically the SCM muscle). This tightness also affects allergies due to the same muscle.
The key to a great neck massage is a calm, persistent touch that stretches and warms. I like to use just a small touch of hot stones to heat my hands. Like most muscles, the warmth helps them relax. But the neck is very sensitive, so the heat must be metered and carefully applied, so as not to burn.