Trapezius stress and strain

Trapezius by Sussanah, 2013. Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24" X 36"

Trapezius by Susannah, 2013. Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24″ X 36″

The trapezius is a large, flat, triangular, superficial muscle on each side of the back.  A major strain to the trapezius limits the movements of your arms without pain. My client, a gymnast throughout her teen years, is searching for a way to be happy living with this new limiting range of motion. She experiences duress caused by a restrictive restraint, pulling her acutely cramped trapezius muscles. Daily activities such as washing dishes irritate the trapezius and make healing slow and difficult to progress. Continue reading