Lower Trapezius Wall Release
The trapezius is a large, diamond-shaped muscle that starts from the top of the neck and goes to the mid-back. Trigger points of this muscle can cause pain to the side of the neck, jaw, and face, and can produce a throbbing headache in the temples.
- Stand by a wall.
- Place the ball against the wall and lean back against it so that it rests below one of your shoulder blades.
- Take small rolling circles until you find a point of tension. Hold for at least 20 seconds, and then continue rolling around the area until you find another spot.
- Once you no longer find any points of tension, repeat on the other side.