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Biceps Brachii – Massage Notes

These are massage and bodywork notes for biceps brachii. They offer a neuromuscular protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy in the latter part of the treatment sequence. Also, there is a link to the self-care post that is helpful follow-up for patients. Evaluate biceps brachii Start with mobilizing the upper cervicals with either …

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Coracobrachialis – Massage Notes

These are massage and bodywork notes for coracobrachialis. They offer a neuromuscular protocol from The Workbook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy in the latter part of the treatment sequence. Also, there is a link to the self-care post that is helpful follow-up for patients. Evaluation of the patient is needed before starting. Specifically, to make sure …

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Subscapularis – Massage Notes

Subscapularis trigger points can be painful and difficult to treat with a neuromuscular massage. Preparing the surrounding joint structures can make the release faster and easier for the practitioner and the patient. Read about this shift in my approach to bodywork while treating the subscapularis – The Godfather of Organized Pain. Integrative Craniosacral Releases for …

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Supraspinatus – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromuscular massage of the supraspinatus muscle is traditionally a simple process of frictioning tendons and glides through the belly. A few more steps really help it to release easier. Extra Attention to the Base A little extra attention to the base of the neck is helpful. I often find that mobilizations around the lower cervical …

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Teres Minor – Massage Therapy Notes

Neuromuscular massage usually addresses teres minor after other shoulder trigger points. It is the lesser of the rotator cuff muscles and often overlooked. This happens because the teres minor usually doesn’t produce symptoms until the surrounding shoulder muscles have been released. Think of it as a fourth head of infraspinatus. In fact, the inferior belly …

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liocostalis – Massage Therapy Notes

Massage and bodywork for iliocostalis thoracis may involve more than local joint work and trigger point release. Overstretching of the iliocostalis is often due to chronic flexion of the trunk. In that case, pelvic balancing focus on the anterior thorax for lasting relief. In those cases, use these suggestions for palliative relief. Pelvic balancing and …

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Middle trapezius – Massage Therapy Notes

The middle trapezius 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 difficult on the hands. The middle trapezius is often part of a larger problem …

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