WHY I USE A THERACANE
I have been using a theracane for several years to relieve tension in my neck and shoulders. A theracance, is a hook-like tool, ideal for applying pressure to hard to reach spots.
Our upper body gets tense from emotional stress and activities of daily life. Various factors can limit the range of motion of our shoulders.
I use the theracane:
- -After sitting at the computer
- -After long periods of driving
- -After upper body strength workouts
- -During stressful periods
I love that the theracane is lightweight and easy to bring with me. I reach for it when I am at home, and sometimes keep it in the car when I travel, to use between clients.
Focusing on the area around the shoulder joint has always offered me pleasant results.
-front of the chest (pec minor)
-top of the shoulder (upper trapezius)
-middle of the back (middle trapezious)
After I spend some time on those areas, I notice more range of motion in my neck and shoulders.
Here are my top 3 go-to areas to focus my theracane on when my shoulders feel tight:
1. Pectoralis Minor
2. Upper Trapezius
3. Middle Trapezius
*Tune in to your breathing
See the video below to learn about:
- *the muscles and how they function.
- *my experience using a theracane.
The theracane comes with a booklet but I also recommend a book called The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.
Thank you reading this blog! Please leave me a comment below and let me know which areas are your favorite to focus on. Please share this article with anyone you know who may benefit from it.