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Myofascial Release (self massage & body work) for Your Chest

Having a tight chest is a common issue that often gets overlooked because we're focused on how sore our backs feel.

You might have a tight chest if you

  • participate in paddle sports like SUP (stand up paddle board), rafting, or kayaking

  • ride your bike with an aggressive stance like mountain biking or race biking

  • sit with your arms in front of you for things like typing at your desk, driving, or reading

Some ways to notice if you have a tight chest are

  • if you slouch in your upper back

  • if it's hard for you to reach behind you

  • if it's hard to pull your arm out to the side

This myofascial technique (self massage and body work using props), will help release tension through your chest muscles. Over time, this breaks up the sensation of your muscles feeling "held" or "stuck" and creates greater range of motion.


Check out the related practice and tutorial videos below.

Outside of the summer season, classes are set up in Yoga Class Semesters. The Active Recovery class combines vinyasa yoga with myofascial release to help rejuvenate your body so you can move with joy and confidence.

We also teach private yoga classes to create a practice and plan specifically for you to get closer to moving and living the way you want.


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