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How to relieve tight shoulders…

How to relieve tight shoulders…




How to relieve tight shoulders.
How to relieve tight shoulders… Relieve tight shoulders with a foam roller.

There can be a myriad of reasons why you might suffer tight and uncomfortable shoulders.

Poor postural alignment, faulty breath patterns or repetitive movements due to work or leisure activities to name a few.

Whilst a soothing massage would be nice… In the current lockdown situation you might benefit from a little self care to relieve tight shoulders in the form of a foam roller…

How to relieve tight shoulders.
Relieve tight shoulders with a foam roller.

Don’t worry if you don’t own one! I have some solutions for that conundrum…

You can make your own using a workout mat or large towel.

Follow this link to watch my short Instagram ‘how to’ video:

Learn to make your own Foam Roller


If you have a short foam roller then you can use large books and towels to add lower back support. See this 30 second how to video:



Lastly, here is an easy 5 minute Pilates foam roller routine you can follow to make your shoulders and chest feel strong and mobile. Plus extra added bonus abdominal exercises…

Please go slowly and listen to your body.

Consult your GP before beginning any new form of exercise!


The Pilates video above includes the following…

  • Chest stretch
  • Shoulder Mobilisations
  • Arm Scissors
  • Arm Circles
  • Staggered Leg Lift
  • Double Leg Stretch
  • Toe Taps
  • Leg Scissors
  • Hundred
  • Arm Circle & Ab Curls
  • One Leg Circle

Why not stop there? Try my 8 Resistance Band Exercises for Flexibility:

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