Filed Under (General) by Rick Kaselj
In today’s video, I will to go through a simple forward head posture massage exercise that you can do.
Forward Head Posture Massage – Self Massage Technique
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I’ll get Chris to demonstrate.
Chris is focusing on the most important muscle when it comes to head forward posture. When the sternocleidomastoid muscle tightens up, it brings the head forward. The muscles at the back of your neck are also tightening up which tilts your head back so you keep looking straight up ahead. If you have forward head posture, you need to self-massage the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
To find your sternocleidomastoid muscle, you have to bite or move your jaw and look for a large muscle that pops up on the side of your neck.
You need to start massaging the upper area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and work your way down. You will slowly massage through it, doing little circles. You start off with three circles and see if it feels better or worst. If it feels better, you can continue on to five repetitions. Don’t overdo the massage because it will irritate the tissue that will make the tissue angry leading to pain and headaches.
So, give that massage a go. Check if sternocleidomastoid is tight and you can do that massage exercise in order to loosen things up.
Rick Kaselj, MS