This is a classical Neuromuscular (NMT) protocol for treating the levator scapula from a prone position. This position allows greater mobility of the scapula and access during treatment.
NOTE: This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist. It is not intended to be used for learning without the hands-on training of a professional instructor. One should not attempt this without the necessary expertise to understand contraindications. It is important to use proper technique so that the treatment is safe and effective.
This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has been used to train 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.
This site is undergoing changes. Starting in early 2020, we began changing the format of the posts to include more extensive self-care, illustrations, therapist notes, anatomy, and protocols. We appreciate your input and feedback. You will see us adding posts and updating older posts as time permits.
Tony Preston has a practice in Atlanta, Georgia where he sees clients. He has written and taught about anatomy, trigger points, and cranial therapies since the mid-90s.
*This site is undergoing major changes. We are reformatting and expanding the posts to make it easier to read, more accessible, and
to include more patterns with better self-care. In the meanwhile, there will be inconsistency in formatting, content, and readability until we get the old posts updated. Please excuse our mess.