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.
Focus 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 also tighten up, tilting 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, bite or move your jaw and look for a large muscle that pops up on the side of your neck.
Start massaging the upper area of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and work your way down. Slowly massage through it, moving in little circles. Start off with three circles and see if it feels better or worse. If it feels better, you can continue on to five repetitions. Don’t overdo the massage because it will irritate the tissue, making the tissue angry and ultimately leading to pain and headaches.
So, give that massage a go. Check if your sternocleidomastoid is tight and do that massage exercise in order to loosen things up.
Rick Kaselj, MS