Massage and Stretching for Omohyoid and Scalenes with Nerve Adhesion –
Sometimes the Supra Clavicular Nerves will become bound by fascia with the muscle tissue of the Scalenes and the Omohyoid. Gentle friction massage and soft tissue release can help to unwind the nerves from the muscle and fascia. This is a sensitive area of the body, with multiple arteries, veins and nerves running between the clavicle and the scapula. Make sure that only minimal pressure is applied with a flat hand and avoid digging in to the brachial plexus with pointed finger tips. You may feel nerve sensations into the upper arm whist stretching and massaging the omohyoid and scalenes. This is to be expected until such time as the entangled nerves are released from the fascia. Very gentle stretching and light massage of this area will increase the range of motion of the neck and often make it easier to breathe (due to the scalenes attachment points on the 1st and 2nd ribs being less restricted).