The Sternocleidomastoid (coloured in blue) is the muscle that decides whether it’s a Yes or a No!

As you flex your head to say Yes the SCM activates, it does the same as you slightly rotate from one side to the other to say NO.

Personally I get a sense that this charming V shape on the front of our neck goes beyond the Yes/No, it fully expresses what we are feeling: as you tilt you head to hear better what someone is saying, your face changes expression to confusion or a determination to understand, doesn’t it?

By connecting our chest (the flow of breath to and from the lungs, the feelings and emotions coming  from the heart) to the head, the SCM balances earthly & heavenly aspects of Body & Spirit

Tension & Trigger Points along this muscle can cause a multitude of issues, such as headaches, eye & ear problems and even vertigo.

Releasing this muscle may seem uncomfortable as it offers a certain degree of protection to our throat, but I can guarantee it’s easy and pain free when done correctly and using sensitivity.

If you would like to learn how to treat this muscle I can teach you quickly and efficiently Online (info & booking here), or come to see me as soon as I’m able to offer Hands On Treatments again!

Anatomy – The SCM (Sternocleidomastoid)

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