Diaphragm

Located under your lower ribcage between the lungs and abdominal cavity, diaphragm is key in breathing and postural support.

We can treat diaphragm! Your RMT can release the anterior (front) border, where diaphragm attaches under the ribcage. This may also be done in sidelying, with instrument assistance, for decreased load and increased access. The results are profound!

This muscle flattens as it contracts, increasing space in the chest cavity for your lungs as they fill with air. If you do not breathe deeply enough (most of us don’t), diaphragm will tighten over time and cause postural issues (ribcage, low back, shoulders, neck). The reverse is true, as well: a tight diaphragm inhibits deep breathing. Treatment and stretching are the solution.

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