How to massage shoulders and neck

Learn how to effectively massage your shoulders and neck to relieve tension and promote relaxation. Discover top techniques and tips for a soothing and rejuvenating experience.
Kyle Reteff on Instagram: "Most people hold stress in the upper traps and levator scapula muscles, mostly due to poor breathing/postural habits and not knowing how to transmute emotions as they come, or feeling stuck with the weight of the world on your shoulders. This technique shoulder can self release the tension, and even emotions if you really tune in and breathe out! Give a try and see if you can do some self healing! ✨ #bodywork #selfhealer #massage #neckpain #shoulderpain #headache #m Muscles, People, Detox, Abs, How To Massage Yourself, Lymphatic Drainage, Shoulder Pain, Release Stress, Shoulder Massage

Kyle Reteff on Instagram: "Most people hold stress in the upper traps and levator scapula muscles, mostly due to poor breathing/postural habits and not knowing how to transmute emotions as they come, or feeling stuck with the weight of the world on your shoulders. This technique shoulder can self release the tension, and even emotions if you really tune in and breathe out! Give a try and see if you can do some self healing! ✨ #bodywork #selfhealer #massage #neckpain #shoulderpain #headache…

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Iysha | Embodiment & Myofascial Release on Instagram: "This neck and shoulder contract-relax release is very simple and super effective  This release works with a muscle called the Levator Scapula, located between the vertebrae of the neck and the top most part of the shoulder blade!   When locked short and tight, this muscle tends to present as:  ✔️ Back of the shoulder pain  ✔️ Stiff neck  ✔️ Upper Thoracic pain  ✔️ Difficulty holding up the arms   Contract-relax (a.k.a. clinical somatics or pandiculation)  involves a conscious contraction of a specific muscle or muscle group, followed by a slow and controlled release.   This process allows the brain to regain voluntary control over the muscles, instead of being stuck in a perpetual unaware state of hypertonicity and unconscious contract Shoulder Workout, Workout Videos, Muscles, Instagram, Muscle Groups, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Stretches, Stiff Shoulder, Shoulder Blades

Iysha | Embodiment & Myofascial Release on Instagram: "This neck and shoulder contract-relax release is very simple and super effective This release works with a muscle called the Levator Scapula, located between the vertebrae of the neck and the top most part of the shoulder blade! When locked short and tight, this muscle tends to present as: ✔️ Back of the shoulder pain ✔️ Stiff neck ✔️ Upper Thoracic pain ✔️ Difficulty holding up the arms Contract-relax (a.k.a. clinical somatics…

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Ksenija Selivanova on Instagram: "A question I get asked a lot is ‘what do you think is the most important massage move?’  Well, let’s talk about your SCM muscle.   The sternocleidomastoid muscle can carry so much tension and pressure. It can also store trauma and emotion - causing headaches, neck and shoulder pain, as well as affecting your posture and spine alignment. 🤲🏼  For this routine try a slow and gentle massage at first, grabbing onto the deeper layers around the area and stretching further - but not harder - as you go. Repeat steps on the other side. ✨  #ksenijasmassage #neckmassage #selfcare #wellness #wellnessroutine #beautyroutine #backpainrelief #neckpainrelief" Shoulder Pain Relief, Muscle Pain Relief, Tension Relief, Massage For Headache, Back Pain Relief, Shoulder Massage, Shoulder Pain, Massage Techniques, Neck Pain Relief

Ksenija Selivanova on Instagram: "A question I get asked a lot is ‘what do you think is the most important massage move?’ Well, let’s talk about your SCM muscle. The sternocleidomastoid muscle can carry so much tension and pressure. It can also store trauma and emotion - causing headaches, neck and shoulder pain, as well as affecting your posture and spine alignment. 🤲🏼 For this routine try a slow and gentle massage at first, grabbing onto the deeper layers around the area and…

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Kristen Bos | Doctor of Physical Therapy on Instagram: "Stubborn muscle tension on the inside tip of your shoulder blade?? ❌ 🔥   If this sounds like you, you could be experiencing an overuse of a muscle called your levator scapulae.   This muscle often becomes overworked and strained when we tend to elevate the shoulder and roll it forward.  To give this muscle a break we want to activate the muscle that does the opposite movement to offload the tension you are feeling.  As a physical therapist, I often see this is due to a weakness in the lower trapezius. The lower trapezius helps to ground the shoulder blade down and back and is great for decreasing tension in the mid back and neck.   Give this exercise a try from the postural restoration institute to improve the muscular support of you Yoga, Namaste, Muscle Tension, Shoulder Tension, Strengthen Shoulders, Shoulder Exercises Physical Therapy, Muscle Relief, Muscle Strain, Shoulder Blade Stretch

Kristen Bos | Doctor of Physical Therapy on Instagram: "Stubborn muscle tension on the inside tip of your shoulder blade?? ❌ 🔥 If this sounds like you, you could be experiencing an overuse of a muscle called your levator scapulae. This muscle often becomes overworked and strained when we tend to elevate the shoulder and roll it forward. To give this muscle a break we want to activate the muscle that does the opposite movement to offload the tension you are feeling. As a physical…

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