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Middle trapezius – Massage Therapy Notes

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Self Care – Sharp Pain in Front of Shoulder, Tight Low Back

Self Care for this trigger point problem in the latissimus dorsi can be very effective. Use gentle and steady with the stretches and avoid aggravating it by jerking the arm up and forward for quick relief. If this is persistent, see your bodyworker. Avoid things that overload this section of the latissimus dorsi by pulling …

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Latissimus Dorsi – Massage Therapy Notes

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Self Care – Aching mid-back with tired triceps

Avoid things that yank your elbow from front to back, like cranking the lawnmower, raking, or letting that dog jerk the leash. That mid-back will start aching into the triceps. Likewise, This trigger point gets aggravated by allowing the rowing machine to jerk forward during the exercise. Awkward Twisting One client activated by compressing the …

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Self Care – Neck tension when wearing a heavy coat

Here, you will find self-care strategies for neck tension, pain, and irritation in the upper neck from a heavy coat or backpack. Additionally, you can find more about this pain pattern, what aggravates it and how people describe it, in this other post. An underlying chronic condition like fibromyalgia or structural problems in the upper …

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Self Care – Headache At Your Temple

Here, you will find relief through self-care for the headache at your temple that often comes with a stiff neck on the same side. This other post describes how people experience and create this trigger point pattern. This headache at the temple is one of the most common trigger points. There are many ways to …

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Upper Trapezius – Massage Therapy Notes

The upper trapezius acts more like an extra head of sternocleidomastoid than other extrinsic back muscles. It is often part of a larger problem with high-tight shoulders. Integrative Neuromuscular Massage involves addressing the other elevators of the shoulder girdle, especially the serratus anterior. Many therapists don’t treat these areas because it is inconvenient, awkward, and …

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Self Care – Burning and Itching along the Shoulder Blade

This post has quick relief and lasting relief strategies for the trigger point that creates a burning and itching pain along the inside of your shoulder blade. People tend to focus more on this trigger point because of the urge to rub and scratch in that area. However, if it lingers, they often seek topical …

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Lower Trapezius – – Massage Therapy Notes

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