Kitchener Massage Therapy

Stretching

Stretch Your Upper Trapezius Muscle

08 Jun 2016

To stretch your Upper Trapezius Muscle, begin in a seated position.With your shoulders relaxed and your head in a natural position, carefully bend your neck to bring your right ear toward your right armpit. If more pressure is needed to feel the stretch, you can use your right hand to gently pull from the side of your head just above your left ear toward your right armpit.

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Stretch Your Levator Scapula

16 May 2016

The Levator Scapula muscle runs from the top tip of the shoulder blade up to the top four joints of the neck.  The Levator Scapula muscle lifts the shoulder blade and helps control side-to-side movement of the head. A Trigger Point in the Levator Scapula muscle can cause pain behind the head and to the back of the neck.

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How to Stretch Your Rhomboids

16 Feb 2016

Your Rhomboids are muscles in between your shoulder blades. They often get sore and stiff from working at a computer with poor posture. If you need to stretch your Rhomboids, be sure to stretch your pectoral muscles as well.

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How to Stretch Psoas Muscle

16 Dec 2015

The Psoas muscle is a strong muscle at the front of your hip. It often affects your low back and an cause pain. If you sit for long periods of time, be sure to stretch the Psoas muscle often. </br></br>Be sure to review to my General Guidelines for stretching before doing any of the stretches I demonstrate or recommend. It’s always a good idea to see a health care professional before starting a new exercise program.

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General Guidelines for Stretching

13 May 2015

Stretching your muscles can be very benificial and a great way to incurage the results your massage therapist worked so hard for. But you need to be careful not to injure yourself while stretching.

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