I call it the "computer crunchies". You know, that sound you hear when you are rubbing on all the knots in your neck and shoulders after a long day at the computer.
Certified massage therapist Amanda Sisson has some advice to relieve, and prevent, the "computer crunchies". She recommends taking a break at least once every hour to get up and stretch. "You need to give your eyes, arms and back a break. Shake your hands out, stretch your legs and walk outside for a bit and get some fresh air." And don't forget to breathe! Taking deep breaths and drinking lots of water will help you to stay loose.
If you are in the Santa Cruz, CA area and would like Amanda to work out your "computer crunchies", email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831 359 8821. To find a certified massage therapist near you, visit www.ncbtmb.org.