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Rhomboids & Serratus Posterior Superior – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

This neuromuscular massage protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Massage is best sequenced with other protocols. It addresses the rhomboid major, rhomboid minor and serratus posterior superior. However, it needs to be combined with other protocols, especially the lamina groove protocol, which catches the medial attachments.

Review of Serratus Posterior Superior

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About the coloring of the illustrations…

This muscle is made of thin, flat strips that help to lift our ribs as we breather. Learn more in this post about serratus posterior superior.

These therapy notes on serratus posterior superior offer sequencing of a session where the serratus posterior superior pattern is the primary complaint. With that in mind, this neuromuscular massage protocol and the entire treatment sequence become more effective.

Review of Rhomboid Major and Minor

Start by Understanding the Anatomy.
About the coloring of the illustrations…

These muscles are flat strips that strap the inside of the shoulder blade to the spine. You can read more about the anatomy in this post about rhomboid muscles.

These therapy notes on rhomboid major and minor offer sequencing of a session where the rhomboid pattern is the primary complaint. With that in mind, this neuromuscular massage protocol and the entire treatment sequence become more effective.

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.

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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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