NMT Protocols – Trapezius

This protocol treats trapezius in a supine position. The lower trapezius is more accessible than the supine position. This position also leaves the hood of the upper trapezius accessible for rolling between the fingers and thumb. Both techniques are not easily applied in the more common supine treatment of upper and middle trapezius.

Effective relief starts with an understanding of the anatomy.

About the coloring of the illustrations…

The trapezius is a complex and hanger of the pectoral girdle. You can read more about it in this post on anatomy of the trapezius muscle.


This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist and is not intended to be used for learning without hands-on training from a professional instructor. One should not attempt this without proper expertise to understand contraindications. It is important to use proper technique so that the treatment is safe and effective.

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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.

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