The sub-occipital muscles are located at the base of the skull. These muscles can get really tight due to poor posture and a forward head position. When these muscles are tight they can lead to tension headaches and chronic neck pain.

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Chronic neck, back and shoulder tension may have many causes but stress plays a big role. Learning to relax and manage stress is the key to releasing chronic tension.

Discover specific techniques to relax your mind and body in the Art of Relaxation.