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Subscapularis muscle

A tight internal rotator (subscapularis) is the most important risk factor for shoulder pain!

Thus, the unique structure of RC RELEASE mode 1, the internal-rotator massager, supports its revolutionary function - "subscapularis self-myofascial release".

The key for using mode 1 is patience. You may struggle to find the subscapularis muscle at first. Take your time and be patient to locate it accurately. If done properly, you will get a precise sensation for how it feels and also be able to distinguish it from the wrong areas (please check the warning at the bottom).

With the high traction design base, the RC RELEASE mode 1 ensures great stability while massaging the subscapularis.



Check the description video for operating details!

Out of all the rotator cuff muscles that cause shoulder pain, none is more influential than the subscapularis.

The subscapularis is located on the anterior part of the shoulder blade. The tendon of the subscapularis is attached to the front side of the humerus bone. It acts to internally rotate the shoulder joint. If it gets too tight, it will excessively rotate the head of the humerus and lead to an improper position, e.g. round shoulder which increases the risk of injury. Sports like baseball, swimming, boxing and weight lifting frequently use the subscapularis.

Subscapularis trigger points are a very common cause of shoulder pain but can be difficult to reach. As a result, they are usually overlooked. Massage, which can return the contracted muscle fibers to their original length and strength, is the best way to treat these trigger points. Moreover, while the subscapularis is being massaged, it usually results in a “good” referred pain spreading to the back side of the deltoid and triceps.

※ Warning:

The subscapularis, which is close to the axillary artery and the brachial plexus (group of nerves), is an extremely sensitive area. Please take your time and be gentle. Be sure to work only on the muscle. Stop this massage immediately if you feel any unusual discomfort such as sharp pain, numbness or a burning sensation.

Only a dull relieving pain (a good pain) should be felt when the muscle is being massaged. If you have any difficulty in distinguishing the appropriate sensation during the massage, please seek professional assistance (physical therapist, certificated trainer, orthopedist, etc.) before continuing this massage.

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