Relaxation of Trapezius Muscle

 Taping Directions: 

  • Indication: Stressed Trapezius Muscle 
  • Shape: Three I-strips  
  • Applying Position: Sitting / Standing

 

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Acti-Tape Step by Step Instructions: Relaxation of Trapezius Muscle

1.

  • Sit or stand in an upright position. Apply one end of an I-strip on the side of the neck towards the shoulder.
  • Gently move the shoulder upwards and apply the strip over the top of the shoulder with a slight stretch. Relax the shoulder.

 

2.

  • Apply a shorter I-strip horizontally from just above the shoulder blade to overlap the first I-strip on the side of the shoulder.
  • Gently pull the shoulder back. Reapply the strip with a moderate stretch. Relax the shoulder.

 

3.

 
  • Apply the third I-strip with one end overlapping with the first two strips and in a downward direction just below the shoulder blade.
  • Gently pull the shoulder back. Reapply the strip with a moderate stretch. Relax the shoulder.

4.

  •  Smooth down the strips firmly to complete.

The yellow portion indicates moderate stretch of the strip.