In today’s video, I will go through the best forward head posture massage exercises.
BEST Forward Head Posture Massage Exercises
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I’ll get Chris to demonstrate.
#1 – Sternocleidomastoid Massage
All you need is a tennis ball. Press the ball into the sternocleidomastoid; a common muscle that is tight with forward head posture. If you bite your jaw, the muscle will pop up. Find the muscle and then roll the ball over that muscle. Move in little gentle circles in order to massage the sternocleidomastoid.
#2 – Upper Trapezius Massage
Upper Trapezius Massage
You are self-massaging the upper trapezius, which connects to the back of the head, 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 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, you can just go with 3 circles and 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. Do this a couple of times throughout the day.
Rick Kaselj, MS
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