Hi, this is Tricia with Live Free Massage. Now, if you sit down a lot during the day,then follow this video as I show you a quick routine on how to stretch those important muscles that could be causing you pain. Now, every person has a different pain pattern, so if you have pain stretching any of these muscles, then go ahead and remove that stretch from the routine. Let’s get started.
The first stretch is for your back muscles as well as the glutes and hamstrings. Bend over and touch your toes. Then bend backwards to open up your front and get some mobility in your spine. Side-bend to both sides with your arm overhead, to stretch those side muscles. Now on to your neck. Grab your wrist behind your back and pull to create a wing. Then bring your ear to your shoulder on the winged side. Look up for ten seconds, and then down for ten seconds. This stretches the muscles in the back and the front of the neck. Repeat to the other side. Now, let’s stretch the chest. These muscles can get commonly tight, so find a doorway and put your arm against the wall at 45 degrees, then step forward to stretch. Then move your arm up to 90 degrees and then again up, to 110 degrees. Repeat for each arm. This stretches all the different muscles of
Next, we want to stretch the hip flexors that get shortened from sitting and can cause back pain. So get into a lunge position and keeping your pelvis tucked, and your back straight, lean forward. Repeat on the other leg. Finally, take a seat and stretch those hip muscles that can cause pain and possibly pinch the sciatic nerve. Cross your leg, and keeping your back straight, lean forward. Repeat on the other hip. That’s it guys. I recommend doing this video every day and as much as needed.
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