Why I almost never put you face-down first for your massage treatment

There's a conventional wisdom in massage therapy: "rub where it hurts. " This is wrong. Think about it — if you're spending your life sitting at a desk or computer, on your couch, or in a car, as most of us do for most of our waking hours, your arms are usually out in front of … Continue reading Why I almost never put you face-down first for your massage treatment

Why you should never stretch your rhomboids (unless you’re in the army)

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKWraWYkr9o Reciprocal inhibition is a muscle reflex that sends an inhibitory motor nerve signal to the muscles opposite those contracting. So, if your chest muscles are short (as they are when your shoulders are rolled around to the front, which is guaranteed if you drive a desk every day), then your upper back muscles (rhomboids, … Continue reading Why you should never stretch your rhomboids (unless you’re in the army)

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The most important thing your massage therapist probably doesn’t know

Do you see a massage therapist for your sore shoulders? If you do, there is every possibility they are making you feel worse, not better. Let's think about this for a moment. When you sit down in front of your massage therapist and tell them, "it hurts between my shoulder blades" or, "I carry all … Continue reading The most important thing your massage therapist probably doesn’t know

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Forward Head Posture and How To Fix It

A bloke named Joseph posted this question on one of my videos: The short answer is the cervical (neck) extensors/erectors – the muscles on the back of your neck, for example the splenius capitis.   There is a little more to it though, as usual...! The postural issue we are dealing with is called "forward head … Continue reading Forward Head Posture and How To Fix It