Posts Tagged "jaw stretch"

Quick Tip: Do you know the platysma?

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

Quick Tip: Do you know the platysma?

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. And thanks to those of you...

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Quick Tip: Do you have jaw tension?

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you have jaw tension?

  If you have chronic temporomandibular joint (TMJ) discomfort, or generally hold tension in your jaw, then take a look at this week’s quick tip as Scott shows you how to stretch away any tension you are holding in your mandible. This is a great stretch for anyone who tends to clench their jaw when they sleep or are stressed as well as people who experience headaches as a result of tight jaw muscles. We are also excited to announce that Psoas Massage + Bodywork has again been named best massage for 2016! This is the second consecutive year San Francisco Magazine has named us the...

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