sternocleidomastoid

Therapist Notes – Sternocleidomastoid

The sternocleidomastoid muscle is complex in its structure, function, and impact on regulation. In earlier editions of her manual, Travell refers to it as “Amazingly Complex.” Treatment, with lasting results, can be complex and require self-care follow-up. This muscle muscle crosses a number of joints and has complex nerve relationships. Learn more in this post …

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Headache in the Forehead

People touch a spot above their eye and say, “The headache is right here in my forehead.” When both sides of the neck are involved, they rub their hand across their forehead. Then, they close their eyes say that it hurts all the way across.  Clients usually don’t tell their massage therapist that their ears bother …

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Headache Around The Eyebrow

People trace around their eyebrow with their fingers and say, “I have a headache right here.” When I ask, they sometimes describe the pain behind the ear and might talk about the pain on top of their head. Once in a great while, this muscle only creates the spot on top of the head. That headache …

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