NEW ZEALAND — An Auckland mum is discovering a new way to relieve her neck pain after a string of bad bumps caused her to miss her morning class.
Claire Lai was in a class with friends on Tuesday when a colleague’s hand grazed her neck.
“I felt a little bit like a fish was caught in a net,” she said.
“I was in pain for a while and I just wanted to go home.”
Lai, 45 and a mother of two, found a massage chair in the corner of her bedroom and it was a great help.
She said it didn’t bother her too much but it did help to get a massage on her neck a few times a day.
Lai said she has been using the chair about four or five times a week and it has helped her to relax.
A spokesperson for the New Zealand Ministry of Health said the ministry is working to improve the quality of its massage services.
New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of neck injuries in the world, according to a 2015 study by the New South Wales Medical Research Council.