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Lateral neck stretches for stretching upper trap, scalenes and levator scapula muscles Hold this stretch for 45-60 seconds a few times a day.

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Chin to armpit-stretches posterior neck extension-rotation muscles. Hold this stretch for 45-60 seconds a few times a day.

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Posterior neck stretch for extensor muscles of the neck…Great for those whom get frequent headaches. Hold this stretch for 45-60 seconds a few times a day.

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Anterior neck stretch- Stretches scalenes and SCM which when tight can cause headaches and numbness/tingling down the arm. Hold this stretch for 45-60 seconds a few times a day.

Self Release Techniques for the Neck

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Use a Back Buddy or TheraCane to release knots and trigger points in the neck muscles. Apply pressure until you feel the trigger point dissipate.