This notoriously tight muscle group lives between and under your shoulder blades. Working in unison with chest muscles, rhomboid are important for scapular retraction and good shoulder position. This release will target the rhomboids directly and the release you gain can be highly effective in releasing tension through the chest, shoulders and neck. These are not huge muscles so the contraction is not too strong - easy does it!!
The simplest of techniques to hydrate and release tension from the neck all the way down to the hand. The use of imagery as a tool is a powerful addition to improve range of motion and increase the glide of connective tissue that becomes stiff and dehydrated from hours in the same position. A particularly useful release for those who spend their days at a desk over a keyboard as it can be done throughout the day as often as you like.
A release focusing on the muscles of the upper ribs, upper back and the shoulder itself. The muscles that secure and strength seal the shoulder joint are often inactive due to our daily postural habits. If there is a marked difference between your two sides, give some thought to your daily habits (eg mouse hand, hand bag shoulder or any repeated action in your sport or occupation) and changes that could be made to reduce tension. These areas can be very tender so have a towel handy to reduce the pressure. Be sure to support your head as instructed to keep the neck safe.
This release provides an amazing release to restore rotation through the upper back. Done in stages, you will improve range of motion in the shoulders, upper back whilst acknowledging the connection to the hips. You will also feel deeply relaxed. For those of us stuck at the desk or participating in sports that rotate in one direction only (such as cricket) or take us forward (such as hockey) this release is must! No props required.
A great daily release sequence to unravel tension that builds throughout our days at the desk in the car or on the phone. Gentle releases incorporating the breath will release tightness throughout the upper back, chest, shoulders and neck. Ensure you enter and lie on the roller safely with both head and sacrum supported. Lie on the floor before and after to feel the benefit of what looks like very simple movements. Options given for those with shoulder issues. Always work within your safe range of motion. Relax throughout – try and do this with no tension.
An easy but effective release of the stuck stress that can accumulate throughout the connective tissues of the upper back, shoulders and rib cage. This tension is caused by rounded shoulders and forward head posture. If released regularly we will not only feel better but we can help facilitate correct use of the muscles that should be holding us in alignment. Listen out for the cues of rib position in particular to avoid moving from the wrong place and placing pressure in the low back. These movements are small but extremely effective.
A simple release to target the stuck stress of the upper back, shoulders and also the neck. Simple movements to find and release restriction, stiffness and tender areas associated with poor postural and alignment habits. A great daily release to unravel "another day at the desk"
A gentle release of the stuck stress through the upper back caused by postural habits, most occupations and even sports! This will increase range of motion, release short tight muscles of the chest and encourage healthy rotation without misuse of the shoulder. Modifications are provided for those with shoulder issues and regular use of this release may help relieve tension throughout the neck, shoulder and even lower back. Move nice and slowly throughout and take the time to compare your sides before repeating on the other side.