Quick Tip: Do you know the platysma?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Do you know the platysma? If you've heard of it, you are one of the precious few! It's a thin sheet-like muscle that covers much of the chest, neck and jaw. The platysma is responsible for some pretty delicate facial movements, but when it gets tight, it gently pulls the head forward towards an upper crossed (or desk worker) pattern. In this week's Quick Tip, Scott demonstrates a simple and effective way to stretch this oft-forgotten muscle. The platysma is tight on most people, but for all you desk workers: you're going to love this one.

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