In today’s video, I will go through the best forward head posture massage exercises.
BEST Forward Head Posture Massage Exercises
CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video.
I’ll get Chris to demonstrate.
#1 – Sternocleidomastoid Massage
All you need is tennis ball. You are pressing it into a common muscle that is tight with forward head posture. This muscle is called the sternocleidomastoid. If you bite your jaw, the muscle will pop up. You need to find the muscle and then roll the ball over that muscle, just little gentle circles in order to massage the sternocleidomastoid which is oftentimes tight for people with forward head posture.
#2 – Upper Trapezius Massage
Upper Trapezius Massage
You are self-massaging the upper trapezius. The upper trapezius connects to the back of the head. This muscle goes down to the shoulder and connects into the shoulder. This is another muscle that is tight in people with forward head posture. We need to massage it out in order to loosen it up. Use the tennis ball to massage while you are sitting, you can do circles and loosen up those upper traps.
I recommend to go with one set, 5 repetitions. Do 5 circles but if it’s your first time to do it, you can just go with 3 circles then see how it feels. If it feels better, then progress on to 5 circles. Don’t overdo it because it will irritate the tissue which can lead to neck pain and headaches. You can do it more often like once a day or a couple of times throughout the day.
If you want to fix your ugly forward head posture in order to move, sleep and breathe better, then check out the Forward Head Posture FIX program here:
Rick Kaselj, MS