"Why are my upper traps so tight and painful?" Our RMT Jaida Green-Barber answers one of the questions submitted by our clients.
Jaida: There's a correlation between the nerves that innervate your upper traps and the limbic system (the emotional brain). When we're under stress and feeling emotional our upper traps become exceptionally tight and as my Mom use to say 'we end up wearing our shoulders as earrings'. Not the ideal accessory : )
Jaida gradated from the 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma program at Foothills College of Massage Therapy in Calgary.She is a member of NHPC with seventeen years of experience. Jaida's philosophy and approach to massage is derived both from her passion for fitness and personal experience as a busy Mom of two, understanding the fundamental importance of self-care.