Posts Tagged "rotator cuff"

The Supraspinatus Stretch

Posted by on Jun 30, 2021 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

The Supraspinatus Stretch

This week’s Quick Tip was a special request from one of you. It targets one of the muscles of our rotator cuff called supraspinatus, and there are a few options for varying degrees of shoulder mobility. Why do this stretch, you ask? Most of our life activities pull us forward and the muscles in our chest/front of the shoulders shorten which can affect our posture, our breathing, etc. Stretching and receiving tissue work on the supraspinatus can help reset and stabilize the shoulder which in turn can lead to general upper body release. Be sure to take this slowly. Because...

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Quick Tip: Are your shoulders achy?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Are your shoulders achy?

Many of our clients — whether they’re swimmers, recovering from surgery, or putting in long hours at a desk — experience discomfort in the shoulders. Though good bodywork can be crucial for transforming that discomfort, there’s also a lot we can do on our own to keep our shoulders healthy. In this week’s Quick Tip, Jenny Lightstone demonstrates one great technique for releasing the infraspinatus muscle — one of the four that make up the shoulder’s rotator cuff. This one’s great for those of you with achy shoulders, or with limited range of...

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