Not only to add more tools to my tool box, but also to catch up with other massage therapists. Most of
us are working on their own or in small practices, so it is a great opportunity to share experiences.
One topic that came up during lunch break was our role as educators. Not the big lectures - but the small tips, which have the potential to bring ease to your life. Someone in the group said: "I would love to change the world simply by teaching to stretch the pecs!" She is so right: the pecs (short for pectoralis or chest muscles) are tight or shortened in a lot of people - often related to work on the computer and the
way we sit at the desk. The shortened muscles draw the shoulders in, and therefore bring tension to
the upper back, neck and shoulder muscles - and they get really unhappy...
A simple pecs stretch can help ease your upper back and neck pain! It doesn't take long at all - and all
you need is a doorway! I looked for a good demo on youtube - and by putting it on my blog, I'm going to
help change the world - one muscle at a time...