Posts Tagged "neck 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 know how to stretch the rotator muscles in your neck?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch the rotator muscles in your neck?

Hopefully, last week’s suboccipital stretch helped with any tension, stress or pain in your head or neck. Maybe it even helped with headaches. This week’s quick tip is about loosening up the rotational muscles in your neck. This is great for those regularly struggling with a stiff neck or those waking with discomfort and pain in their necks. Give this stretch a try and see how much you can improve your rotational range of motion. And as always, let us know how it works for...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch and loosen your neck?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch and loosen your neck?

  If you have yet to try out active isolated stretching, then this week’s quick tip is a nice way to get started. Scott demonstrates a lateral neck stretch which can easily increase the range of motion and loosen up neck tension you may have from stress, sleeping improperly, or regularly working over a desk. Be sure to check out our video Explaining Active Isolated Stretching to get a better understanding of this stretching...

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Do you know a quick way to stretch your neck?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Do you know a quick way to stretch your neck?

A common problem area for a significant number of clients is the neck and shoulder area. We regularly hear about tension, stiffness, and discomforting pain primarily in this part of the body which can inhibit our ability to focus, make it difficult to maintain proper posture, lead to fatigue, and cause headaches. Take a look at this week’s quick tip in which Jenny shows you an easy neck stretch that will help relieve tension and loosen up your neck and shoulders. Try it out and hopefully you’ll be breathing deeper and feeling more...

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