Wellness Wednesday – Nerve Glides for the Arms

Ever wonder if you have carpal tunnel or if something might be wrong with your neck? That can feel scary really quick because we often associate those thing with needing surgery. There are so many spots that nerves can get compressed and start to “talk” to us and it’s often within the fascial system where MRIs and other tests can’t see it. It can be helpful to think of the nerve as a garden hose. What happens when you put a foot on the hose? Water stops – flow and circulation are interrupted and pressure builds. Myofascial release and myofascial stretching can take different “feet” off the hose. So as we look at ways to ease tension affecting the nerves in our arms, keep that image in mind.

It’s really important to feel the lines of tension and notice what’s tolerable. If it’s too much, back off because you don’t want fight or flight to kick in, even on a small scale, and prevent the body from letting go more fully. You can apply these principles to any stretch you’re used to using by adding the elongation or telescoping emphasis to engage ALL the tissues more throughout the area. As always, we’d love to hear from you. Remember, there are more videos on the website for both education and exercises as well as my blog and podcast. To check any of that out, click HERE!


These videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.


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