How to Loosen Your Shoulders w/ Steve Asaro

Prince Sefa-Boakye talks to Lic. Massage Therapist Steve Asaro at the 4th Annual Harbor Arts Festival. In this interview Steve Asaro shares a common shoulder muscle strain that almost all of us have: The Levator Scapulae Muscle Strain.

The Levator Scapulae Muscle is a muscle which attaches itself onto the neck and upper shoulder scapulae. Steve says its that pain between your shoulder blades and it can arise when you are stressed out. The most common individuals (like myself) who have this strain are those who carry around a heavy single strap bag. However, you don’t need to carry around heavy a bag to feel this pain, Steve says, because it derives from overwhelming stress.

Steve says, if you are stressed out all the time or you feel tense when you are typing away behind a computer, your shoulders will tend to rise up and tighten your Levator Scapulae Muscle. So his biggest advice to everyone out there is to pause during the day and try to recognize if your shoulders are rising up–if so, you should take a deep breath and relax your shoulders. Being mindful of this will help you break this subconscious habit.

So for all of you bloggers out there, be sure to relax shoulders during and after you blog!

Steve Asaro and his services can be found in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts (at Seaport Hotel and Fort Point Wellness) and you can reach him on Facebook at

He can also be reached via email ( and phone 978-648-1417. He does individual appointments and house

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1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Dear Prince, Nice Interview. Love You Always, Mom

    Sent from my iPhone


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