CSPM06 Stretches of muscles of the sides of the neck

Function:

To increase mobility and reduce tension in the neck by lengthening and relaxing the local muscles.

Method

Starting Position:

Stand with feet apart or sit on a stable chairwith your head in neutral position.

Action:

First side-bend your head to the side to stretch the muscles on the opposite side of the neck. Then using your hand, slowly and in a controlled manner tilt your head to the right side with right ear tilted towards the right shoulder. Increase the stretch with a little gentle tug from your right hand. When a stretch is felt, hold for 10-20 seconds whilst breathing deeply. Return to starting position. Repeat to the left side.

Notes:

Seek advice from your osteopath before doing this exercise.