There’s a conventional wisdom in massage therapy: “rub where it hurts.” This is wrong.
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, middle […]
Do you see a massage therapist for your sore, tight-feeling shoulders? If you do, there is every possibility they are making you feel worse, not better.
A bloke named Joseph posted this question on one of my videos that got me thinking about forward head posture, also known as “chicken neck.” The short answer to Joseph’s query is the cervical (neck) extensors/erectors – the muscles on the back of your neck, for example, the splenius capitis. There is a little more […]