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The levator scapulae muscles are often implicated in neck pain. These stretches can prove helpful in alleviating built up tension and tightness.

How to Perform the Levator Scapulae Stretch

  • Start by sitting in a chair with your shoulders relaxed.
  • Turn your head 45 degrees to one side and look down, tucking your chin into your chest (this position should make you look like your looking at your underarm).
  • Use the arm of the side your looking towards to gently pull your head further down.
  • You should feel a stretch on the back of your neck.
  • Hold this position for 10 – 30 seconds.
  • Repeat on the opposite side.
  • This is a sustained stretch, to avoid injury please avoid bouncing movements or stretching into pain.