You know that feeling … when your shoulders are stuck to your ears. That’s a true sign that your trapezius is overworked.
Did you know … The trapezius is diamond shaped and runs from the base of the skull, extends across the shoulders, down to the bottom of the rib cage.
The upper fibers and lower fibers work as antagonists as they elevate and depress the scapula (shoulder blades sometimes referred to as “wing bones”).
Many clients come to me with tired, overworked and painfully rock hard trapezius.
One of the ways that I help clients to rebalance this muscle is for them to imagine they are putting their scapulas into their back pockets. This movement of actively depressing the scapula wakes up the lower fibers of the trapezius and releases the upper fibers from doing all of the work.
If you have rock hard trapezius and are ready to retrain the proper use of this large muscle, then I invite you to reach out to me to see if we are a good fit working together.
📸 Photo credit Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
Denise Fahrion is a passionate orthopedic massage therapist in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh serving Ross, McCandless, Wexford, Cranberry, Sewickley, Hampton, and Fox Chapel. She personally works toward and shares with her clients ways to become “Focused. Grounded. Balanced.” by taking a holistic approach to healing the body naturally.