Is it okay to massage your nape?

Neck is a very vulnerable area and is connected to the spinal cord which makes it all the more dangerous. Massage in itself is harmless, however if one uses too much pressure it may lead to soreness and malaise after the session. Wrong pressure on an injured part may aggravate it even more.

Is it okay to massage back of head?

A head massage offers a variety of benefits, whether you use your fingertips or you get one from a professional. A head massage may help relieve stress and reduce tension. It may also ease migraine or headache pain, lower blood pressure, improve circulation to your head and neck, and promote hair growth.

Can the neck be massaged?

Massage therapy for the neck is a relatively safe treatment. Some people may experience increased neck soreness and/or swelling shortly after a massage, but these side effects typically do not last long.

Is it safe to massage Sternocleidomastoid?

Fortunately, the SCM is a great muscle for self-massage. Simply look to the opposite side of the SCM you want to massage, and then slowly pinch your SCM between your thumb, pointer, and middle fingers. Now bring your head back to a neutral position and this will relax the muscle.

How do you release a tight SCM?

Head tilts

  1. Sit or stand facing forward.
  2. Exhale as you slowly tilt your right ear down toward your shoulder.
  3. Use your right hand to apply gentle pressure to your head to deepen the stretch.
  4. Hold for a few breaths, feeling the stretch on the side of your neck down to your collarbone.

Where is the semispinalis capitis located?

The Semispinalis capitis is found at the upper back portion of the neck, medial to the longissimus, capitis and cervicis and deep to the splenius. This muscle is part of the transversospinales muscle group.

How to treat semispinalis capitis muscle pain?

This gel provides adequate warmth to the injured area without actually burning the area. It works fantastically well in relieving pain and stiffness post an injury to the Semispinalis Capitis Muscle. This gel needs to be put at the neck and back of the head and rubbed throughout the area for best results.

What is the difference between the semispinalis capitis and cervicis muscles?

The semispinalis capitis and cervicis muscles lie within the third layer. The semispinalis capitis is a long slender muscle which provided a long moment arm to provide efficient extension. The muscle originates on the articular processes of the C 5, 6, 7 and 8 as well as the transverse processes of T 1, 2 ,3 ,4 ,5 and 6.

How do I Self-Massage the splenius capitis&cervicis?

Self-massage of the Splenius Capitis & Cervicis You can massage these muscles with the Trigger Fairy, a massage ball or with your fingers. I recommend massaging yourself with the Trigger Fairy as it allows you to massage the muscles without straining your hands.