Published: May 13, 2020
By Pacific College
In terms of specific massage techniques you can apply to yourself, Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CPMT has a few recommendations. “Start by taking a few deep breaths to switch gears from everything else you’re doing, maybe placing a hand on your heart and your belly just to set your intention,” she says. “From there, an easy move is to take your right hand to your left shoulder or left hand to right shoulder and make a grip between your thumb and forefinger on the muscle between your neck and shoulder, called the trapezius. This big muscle is a muscle that holds a lot of tension. You can make a grip and gather the muscle, pushing your forefinger and your thumb together with the muscle in between. You can also try placing your hand into a fist, placing it on the trapezius and dragging it along the muscle as you turn your head to the side.”
Our very own Director of the Asian Holistic Health and Massage Therapy program at the New York campus, Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT, CPMT was asked for her expert opinion on the subject of self-massage therapy.
Watch Kiera Nagle’s demonstration video on self-massage for the quarentine.
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