Neck Pain & Stiffness – Sternocleidomastoid Muscle Stretch

With Chronic neck pain, you can quite often have tightness in your sternocleidomastoid muscle due to sitting or doing activities with less than ideal posture. Start by placing the inside part of the hand below the thumb firmly on your collar bone called your clavicle and your Manubrium (the part just inside to the collar bone. Then keeping your chin tucked in, look upwards, tilt your ear away from the shoulder and turn your head toward that left side while maintaining your gaze upwards. Hold this beautiful stretch for 30 seconds and repeat it 3 times for each side twice per day.