How to Do
How to Do Seated Upper Trap Stretch
This flexibility exercise may be performed by healthy exercisers who have adequate flexibility in the neck muscles.
If any pain or discomfort is experienced, discontinue this exercise.
Beginning Upper Trap Stretch
Bend your knees at a right angle and sit up tall on a stability ball or bench. Suck in the tummy in an attempt to make the navel touch the spine.
Upper Trap Stretch Movement
Tuck in the chin to the chest and slowly bend the head over toward the left shoulder as far as comfortably possible.
Reach the left hand over the head and place it on your right temple. Apply light pressure.
As soon as the tension lessens, allow the head to push against the gentle pressure of the left hand.
Then relax the head. If possible, allow the head to bend a bit closer to the shoulder.
Allow the tension to decrease, contract the muscle and then relax it. Repeat on the right side.
Upper Trap Stretch Benefits
Upper Traps-Seated is a beginner's stretch that helps to increase the flexibility and range of motion in the neck and upper back.