In this video, we’ll discuss how to release the shoulders with the Pocket Physio. If you’re sat at a desk for a long time, you may find the shoulders can get stiff and tight, in which case, knowing a few stretches with the pocket physio can be useful.
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Here’s How to Release the Shoulders with the Pocket Physio:
Exercise #1: Behind the Shoulder – Sustained
Take the flat part of the Pocket Physio and place it on the wall. The pointy ‘elbow end’ is sticking out and you want to gently squash it with the back of your shoulder. You may need to move it around a little bit just to see where’s tight for you. Once you find a tight spot, put the pressure on and you’re just going to hold it there.
With Breathing Exercises:
Take a really nice, big deep breath in, and breathing out relax into the pressure point. Aim for 5-6 big deep breaths and then go back to your normal breathing.
Try 2-3 cycles of deep breathing before moving the pressure point to another location.
Exercise #2: Behind the Shoulder – With arm movement
Place the flat part of the Pocket Physio against the wall. Again, using the pointy ‘elbow end’, gently squash it against the wall with the back of your shoulder. Bend your elbow 90 degrees, keep the elbow close to the body and sweep your hand and forearm arm out to the side before returning to the start position.
Repeat 5-6 times.
Exercise #3: In between Shoulder Blades – With arm movement
Place the flat part of the Pocket Physio against the wall. The pointy ‘elbow end’ is now in-between the spine and the shoulder blade. Find a tight spot in that area. Start with the arm straight and by the side of the body and slowly sweep that arm out to the side and up to the ceiling, before returning to the start position.
Repeat: 5-6 times and again on the other side.
Note: If you do this and you find you’re not really feeling anything, just move the pressure point somewhere else and then you can try in that different position.
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