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Subclavius – Massage Therapy Notes

The left sternoclavicular joint, (and subclavius muscle) are governed by restrictions in the right maxilla. Structural release of the palate toward the center of the eye is a reliable craniostructural solution. If you’re a craniostructural therapist, this is the place to start. Subclavius seldom presents as the primary problem but generates intense sensation under static …

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Self Care – Pain in the Biceps, Maybe Collarbone, Forearm

This post describes how you can get relief from pain in the biceps that is sometimes felt in the collar bone or forearm. More detail about how patients describe this and activities that aggravate it can be found in this other post. Once this trigger point has become irritated, activities that press down will elicit …

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Pectoralis Minor – Massage Therapy Notes

These notes on massage and bodywork are focused on the pectoralis minor. They offer the classical neuromuscular massage protocol in the latter part of the sequence. Also, there is a link to a self-care post that is helpful follow-up for patients. Assess for Targeted Treatment Pectoralis minor can be confusing during an assessment. Its pain …

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Self Care – Pain in the Front of Shoulder When Lifting Arm

Here, you can find ways to get relief on your own from trigger points in the pectoralis minor. Typically, this includes pain in the front of the shoulder and, often, pain in the forearm, and occasionally the hand. You can read more about how people describe this pain and activities that typically create the problem …

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Pectoralis Major – Massage Therapy Notes

The pectoralis major is a broad, fan-shaped muscle made of flat overlapping strips that covers the anterior ribs. Pecs are often the victim of cervical problems. They are innervated by the brachial plexus and are intertwined with THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME. They also perpetuate THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME by holding pectoralis minor short, which entraps the brachial …

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Self Care – Doorway stretches for Chest Muscles

These doorway stretches are classic because they’re quick, effective and can be done almost anywhere. It is easy to stop at most doorways on your way back from the kitchen, office, or bathroom. They stretch the extrinsic chest muscles. Even with minimal effort, a few stretches a day can offer notable relief and postural change. …

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Therapy Notes – Serratus Anterior

The serratus anterior can be tricky to assess and treat through neuromuscular massage and bodywork. The muscle has a number of synergists that are easier to access. As well, it is a common problem in the prevalence of a sedentary lifestyle and the usage of laptops. Serratus anterior can be hard to resolve when the …

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Self-Care – Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

This pain is more likely to be caused by a weak and overstretched muscle instead of a short-tight one. As much fun as it is to shop online, it is better for your back if you don’t lean into those elbows. Don’t spend prolonged periods of time leaning on your elbows. For example, shopping, Zoom …

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Nagging Pain Inside The Bottom of the Shoulder Blade

People complain of nagging pain in the upper or mid-back, just inside the bottom of the shoulder blade. They have trouble determining what causes it or what to do for relief. They may also complain of sore ribs on that side, just under the armpit or fibrocystic breasts. They usually have a straighter upper back …

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