How are your shoulders feeling after yesterday? Great, I hope! For our second installment of Shoulder Week 2014 (we’re going to make it a thing, just you watch), we have a stretch for your shoulder and elbow flexors.

Standing or sitting upright, pull your shoulders back and lace your fingers behind your back. Extend the shoulder and elbow (bringing your hands away from your body), until you feel a stretch over the anterior shoulder and elbow.

Denise demonstrating a shoulder range of motion technique, arms straight, hands clasped behind her back. This is the view from behind.  Denise demonstrating a shoulder range of motion technique, arms straight, hands clasped behind her back. This is the view from the side.

Hold for several seconds, breathing deeply.

Enjoy!

Massage is a physical profession, and RMTs need to stay active to be at the top of their game. A good therapist will also be well-versed in exercises that will benefit their clients. Vicars students recieve training in remedial exercise, and our “remex” sessions incorporate exercises and stretches from many sports and athletic traditions. Practice along with us!

Each exercise is demonstrated by Denise Currie. In addition to being an RMT (and our Director!), Denise is a personal fitness trainer and highly regarded yoga practitioner who regularly trains other teachers.