I'm in my mid-30s now, and much of work is done in front of a computer - all day and night. Gone are the days in which I play basketball, run track, and hit the weight room 5 or 6 days a week.
I now have chronic neck issues -- really stiff knots on the left side of my neck.
I go for chair massages in the nail salons. If I get lucky, I find a person who doesn't b.s. me to get me to add more money and time to the massage and really fixes the issue for me, by applying lots of pressure to the tension areas of my neck.
But the problems eventually come back, and I have to go for massages again, and hope to find someone who will fix the problem. Unfortunately, most massage therapists at the nail salons just kind of stall and do other things during the massage session and only rub out the tension areas for a minimal amount of time, in order to make me go back for more sessions.
So, my question is: Is there something I can do on my own to fix this problem?
Should I hit the gym again and maybe work on dumbell shoulder presses? Bench press? Pull-ups?
Should I seek a medical doctor? A chiropractor?
I tried massaging myself...which doesn't seem to work at all.