This neuromuscular protocol treats the lower portion of the splenii muscles where the tendons extend into the upper thoracic region. It is best used in an integrative sequence. You can find those in the therapy notes for the splenius cervicis or splenius capitis muscles.
NOTE: This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist. It is intended for learning with the hands-on training of a professional instructor. One should only do this with the necessary expertise to understand contraindications. Proper techniques are essential for safe and effective treatment.cervical-splenii-supine
This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has trained thousands of therapists for more than 15 years.
These routines are intended for mindful review by bodywork professionals and are not appropriate as self-care for non-professionals. Self-injury could occur.
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