8 Pec Stretch


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This stretch is good for opening up the chest and allowing your client to breathe deeper.


The most common mistake with this technique is to pull the pectoralis major muscle into the clavicle which doesn’t feel so good.


Have your client prone with their arm abducted out 90 degrees.

Sit on your heel (if comfortable) with your client’s arm draped over your knee.

With fingers of both hands (alternating) work from the sternum to the insertion of the pectoralis on the humerus, staying inferior to the clavicle and the deltoid. Be sure to follow the full length of the muscle. When doing this stretch with good body mechanics you can get into a rocking motion with your own body which feels good.

This is also a good position for kneading the deltoid and triceps.

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