STEP 1: How to Locate the Occipitalis Trigger Point #One
The Occipitalis is a flat muscle present over the skull, on the sides, behind the ears, and running backwards. Its pain pattern runs all along the muscle to the side of the head, and reaches the forehead as well. The trigger point is present two finger widths above the inner corner of the eyebrow.
STEP 2: How to Self-Release the Occipitalis Trigger Point # One
The Occipitalis muscle runs from the side of the skull to its terminus in the back, as learned in the previous video. To massage it, place your thumb over the back of your skull and lean against a wall using your elbow. Apply pressure with the pad of your thumb. Hold for about 30 seconds and release.
STEP 3: How to Stretch the OccipitalisTrigger Point # One