How to Massage the Trapezius Muscles

The trapezius is a common spot for pain and tension. Working at at desk or slouching in your daily posture can cause extensive pain in the traps and cause trigger points to develop there. Releasing these trigger points is key to regaining good posture and releasing the tension. Watch the video below to learn how to use the MyoBuddy Pro percussive massager to release trap tension.

About the Trapezius

In human anatomy, the trapezius  (also known as traps) is either one of two large superficial muscles that extend longitudinally from the occipital bone to the lower thoracic vertebrae and laterally to the spine of the scapula (shoulder blade). Its functions are to move the scapulae and support the arm.

The trapezius has three functional regions: the superior region (descending part), which supports the weight of the arm; the intermediate region (transverse part), which retracts the scapulae; and the inferior region (ascending part), which medially rotates and depresses the scapulae.