Posts Tagged "suboccipital stretch"

Quick Tip: Want some Deskinetics for the suboccipitals?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Psoas Deskinetics, Stretches

Quick Tip: Want some Deskinetics for the suboccipitals?

Did you catch our anatomy lesson on the suboccipital muscles last week? In this week's Deskinetics Quick Tip, Scott Schwartz demonstrates an active isolated stretch for those small muscles at the base of the skull. This is especially important for us desk workers. Many of us spend a lot of time with our heads tipped downwards, causing the suboccipitals to fire all day. This stretch can help bring our heads into healthier alignment with our necks — easing neck and back pain, and preventing further dysfunction. It can also be really helpful for folks with tension headaches. Try it...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch away tension headaches?

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch away tension headaches?

This week Scott shows you a quick and simple way to stretch out your suboccipitals. Sub-what? Oh, the suboccipital muscles are a set of small muscles connecting your neck to the base of your skull in the back of your head. They work hard to keep your head facing straight and are often overworked, tight and painful in desk workers. They are also the cause of many headaches from both built up tension and trigger points. Whether you experience these symptoms or not, we bet this stretch will help relax your neck/head. Give it a try and let us know how it works for...

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