Forward Head Posture Massage – Self Massage Technique

Forward Head Posture Massage

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

What Is Forward Head Posture?

A forward head posture, also known as the “Pigeon pose” or the “Fish pose,” is a position in which the body is curved inward towards the spine and both arms are extended straight out to each side. This creates a lift of the chest and neck that allows for better breathing. The forward head posture massage helps increase flexibility throughout your body while improving your sense of balance and stability.

Forward head posture is one of the most common postural issues people face. It’s a consequence of slouching and leaning your head forward to look down at your work while typing. This posture can cause fatigue, tension, and pain in the muscles, joints, and spine. 

Fortunately, there are some quick exercises you can do to help ease the pain. Here is a guide on how to cure forward head posture with the 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 , 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.

Forward Head Posture Massage

Forward Head Posture Massage

Forward head posture is a common way of sitting that leads to improper alignment and pressure on the spinal cord. As a result, it can lead to various health problems such as back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches, and other issues. To improve your forward head posture massage sessions with me will help you in correcting these problems so that you can feel more comfortable in your chair.

What Is Self Massage?

Self-massage is a form of bodywork that uses hands and pressure to improve circulation and relieve stress. It has been used for centuries in different countries for different purposes. Self-massage is often used to relieve pain from arthritis, toothache, menstrual cramps, muscle tension headaches, and more.

Forward Head Posture Massage – Self Massage Technique

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.

Take care!

Rick Kaselj, MS

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