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Upper Trapezius SA Static Release

Upper Trapezius SA Static Release is a safe and simple self-massage technique that helps to improve mobility in your upper trapezius muscles. By applying gentle pressure and stretching, this technique helps to release tension and tightness in the upper neck, shoulders, and back, providing relief from pain and discomfort and improving range of motion. It can be done in a seated, standing, or lying position and requires minimal equipment.

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This is Brent, President of B2C Fitness,
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and we're talking about static,
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self-administered release for those muscles that lie just above your scapula.
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Now, in the first video we did levator scapulae, because it has the propensity
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to get tightest first. Then we did supraspinatus, and now we're going to go
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ahead and do upper trap. So, I'm going to have Laura come out and help me
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demonstrate this. Now, in the first video we did levator scapulae, which is a
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muscle that runs down like this to the superior angle of your scapula, and the
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trigger point is right about here. Just above the superior angle. In the second
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video we did supraspinatus, and those trigger points lie just inside the
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supraspinous fossa, which is about there. The trap, the trigger points are a little
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anterior, and a little superior. So right about in here. Now, unlike the other two
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videos where I had Laura just lie flat back against this wall, to get the type
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of pressure that we're looking for, I'm actually going to have her turn 30 to 45
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degrees from the wall, and then lean kind of sideways, and back into it. She's then
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going to look for the most tender area.
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-Okay, I found it.
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Good, and then she can passively just relax her head to the opposite side, and
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she's going to hold that position for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, or ideally until