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Forward Head Posture is primarily caused by the weakening and lengthening of the upper-back and neck muscles, and tightening and shortening of the anterior muscles in the neck and chest. It takes time to develop either good or bad posture. Over time muscles and ligaments shorten on one side and lengthen on the opposite.
“For every inch of Forward Head Posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” -Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol. 3.
Massage can help with this type of imbalance. Neuromuscular Therapy allows the release of gripping, ratcheted anterior neck muscles, restoring the neck to a more neutral position.