Once you have been diagnosed with torticollis, there are some home remedies that may help relieve symptoms.Lay on your back. Symptoms often disappear during sleep, so taking a break to lie on your back may provide relief.Touch the opposite side of the face, chin, or neck. This tricks your body and may help spasms stop temporarily.Apply heat. Heat packs or hot water bottles applied to the neck may help loosen tight muscles.Stress-reduction techniques: Know what causes you stress or anxiety because this can lead to tension and worsening of symptoms.For infants, passive stretching (stretches done with the assistance of a parent or caregiver) may be performed. In older babies, facilitating active movement may be helpful, for example, using sights or sounds to get a child to turn their head in a certain direction. A physical therapist will recommend stretches and other exercises and show you how to do them properly.Physical therapy exercises for adults with torticollis may include graded (step by step) neck exercises. You may first start by gradually moving your head a little further in each direction each time. Then, try to keep your head in the final position for longer periods. If you cannot perform these exercises on your own, you may have another person assist you with gentle passive movements. Do your exercises several times a day, in front of a mirror when possible to see if you have been able to move your head farther. Consult a physiatrist or physical therapist first for instructions on how to do movements and exercises correctly.