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Self massage for the upper back and shoulders

Join Lois Kelly, a yoga teacher and therapeutic specialist, who will be guiding you through some fascia release techniques for tension in the upper back and shoulders.

Fascia are the internal connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs.

Self-myofascial release might sound technical, but it’s actually just self-massage.

Self massage is done to release trigger points within the muscles, also known as ‘muscle knots’, that appear after an individual exercises or experiences stress and a build up of muscular tension. Tension and stress could come from fear or recurrence, scanxiety or general concerns about your cancer diagnosis.

To take part in the exercise you will need two tennis balls or two pairs of socks, as tools to help you release some of the connective tissue around the upper back and shoulders to ease out some tension.

Please always check with you medical team before beginning attempting any new exercises.

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