So many of our daily activities require us to lean forward with our arms and hands out front: computer work, driving, gaming, and giving massage. All of this forward-shifted activity results in shortened, tight muscles in our anterior chest, shoulders and neck, and stretched, fatigued muscles in our upper back and posterior neck. By releasing and lengthening these shortened muscles, we can more effectively alleviate our clients’ back and neck discomfort and create better postural balance.
In this workshop we will practice a variety of myofascial, deep tissue and stretching techniques with our clients in supine and side-lying positions. Muscles of focus include pectoralis major and minor, intercostals, serratus anterior, subclavius, sternocleidomastoid and anterior scalenes.