The Knot That Is Not


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Some massage therapists mistake a bump by the medial side of the scapula for a knot. This video describes what it is.

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The exercise was demonstrated by Darla Benfield of


Member Comments

Anonymous commented on 22-Feb-2010 04:51 PM5 out of 5 stars
Wonderful video.
Toni Casados commented on 24-Feb-2010 09:10 AM5 out of 5 stars
This was a good reminder of what we learned in the basic course but what some may have forgotten. I have had people try to remove the "knot" on me and it is irritating.
Anonymous commented on 24-Mar-2010 02:36 PM5 out of 5 stars
Thank you! I am in massage school right now and this is something I have not learned yet. Very helpful!
Anonymous commented on 11-Oct-2011 09:35 AM5 out of 5 stars
Amazing to see the muscles in real life covered by skin on that body builder!
Foster commented on 02-Jul-2012 11:16 AM4 out of 5 stars
Incredible, this is a useful web-site.

Member Comments:

  • David B commented Tuesday 20th of September 2016 at 8:59:48PM

    also,don't therapists erroneously decide that the tendon attachment of the levator scapulae in that same area is a "knot" and it is not

  • James M replied Wednesday 21st of September 2016 at 6:30:30AM

    That is true, however working on the levator attachment can be beneficial as you would be stimulating the golgi tendon organs and helping to relax the muscle.

  • commented Sunday 22nd of February 2015 at 10:11:29AM

    I love how you inject a bit of humor into your tutorials!