New York spa offers "Blackberry Thumb" Massages

The Dorit Baxter spa in New York is offering Blackberry Thumb and Tech Neck massages to help release the muscular tension brought on by BlackBerries, Treos and the like. (I know a few Directors in London who could almost certainly take advantage of this!.. personally, I refuse to be a CrackBerry type user (I mainly just use mine for monitoring) and my thumbs and neck are in good shape, I think!)

"Is your Treo making your fingers ache and your face break out with zits? The city’s high-end spas are selling fixes for such ailments as “BlackBerry thumb,” “tech neck,’’ and “cell-phone clog.’’ “These are repetitive-stress injuries that people used to get in their fifties and sixties; now they are afflicted in their twenties and thirties,’’ says Dr. Thomas Scilaris, an Upper East Side orthopedic surgeon. Dorit Baxter spa on West 57th Street offers “Tech Neck” and “Tech Hand” treatments, recommended weekly at $59 per half-hour for each, which combine hot compresses and acupressure to relieve inflammation and “pins and needles.”

Chris Meirick on January 10, 2007 at 02:19 PM in News
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Our modern technology definitely can have a detrimental effect on our spines and muscles. A massage is the best way to reliever the tech neck problem. At the risk of sounding like a spammer, I am getting relief from the same problem plus many others. In between massages a new pillow aids in relieving the tech neck stress. I invented and patented the SquidFace and ComfyRest pillows to relieve my pain from a herniated neck disk. For tech neck they work facedown or face up. Good Luck.

Posted by: Bob Cuddy at Jan 13, 2007 3:30:00 PM