Headaches?

Today is the first of (hopefully๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ) many videos Iโ€™m sharing to talk about a specific muscle or group of muscles – what each muscle does, why it becomes tight and how we can self massage it at home to help ease some tension. Letโ€™s call it โ€œMuscle Mondayโ€ or โ€œMassage Mondayโ€ !? Still working on it..
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Today is the suboccipital muscles ๐ŸŽ‰
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These smaller guys are located right at the base of the skull, and are responsible for extending and rotating your head. ๐Ÿ‘€
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They can get tight and cranky due to bad posture (looking down at phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ, computer ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป, reading ๐Ÿ“– etc)
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Tightness can lead to tension headaches that typically comes up and around the back of your head to the forehead- also pain around temple and jaw.
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There is a nerve on each side of the spine called the occipital nerves, and when the fascia and muscles entrap it- that can cause the headaches.
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They are one of my FAVORITE muscles to give and get massaged. I always find so many trigger points that need to be released and it feels SOOO GOOD!
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So all youโ€™ll need is 2 tennis balls ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŽพ and sock ๐Ÿงฆ! Head over to YouTube to watch the full video- link below โค๏ธ


Enjoy the video!

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