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Meet the 21 Muscles Causing Your Shoulder Pain

Updated: Jan 8

OC Pain Relief & Bodywork/ TriAthlete Massage Pain Relief for Shoulder Pain.

Do you have pain in the front of shoulder? Back of Shoulder? When Lifting ? During your Golf Swing or Swimming? Is your shoulder pain preventing you from a goods nights rest? Do you have frozen shoulder? Are You Recovering From OR Preparing for Surgery? No matter what causes the stiffness or soreness, shoulder massage is an effective way of decrease pain while increasing your range of motion.

Sometimes the actual problem is not really in your shoulder even though you think it is. Sometimes it's in another area of the body and the pain is referring to the hip. This is why having a skilled massage therapist knowledgeable in referral pain is important.

  1. Deltoid

  2. Levator Scapulae

  3. Supraspinatus

  4. Teres Major

  5. Teres Minor

  6. Subscapularis

  7. Serratus Posterior Superior

  8. Latissimus Dorsi

  9. Triceps Brachii

  10. Trapezius

  11. Iliocostalis Thoracis

  12. Pectoralis Minimus

  13. Biceps Brachii

  14. Coracobrachialis

  15. Sternalis

  16. Subclavius

  17. Scalene

  18. Rhomboid

  19. Splenius Cervicis

  20. Rectus Abdominis

  21. Multifidi


See the referral pain below:


Right after your massage therapy, you will likely feel more relaxed and rested than when you came in. The day after your therapy, you may feel a bit sore. This is actually a normal occurrence for many types of this therapy. During a Therapeutic Massage I utilize cross-fiber friction, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release to "work out " the knots in your muscles. Massage it comparable to a strenuous workout, after which your muscles may be sore. Another factor that can cause soreness after this therapy is dehydration. If your muscles are not hydrated enough to be pliable, they will be sore the next day. That's why we recommended being hydrated for your appointment & to drink half your weight in ounces of water after your session.


Book Your session today and lets create a plan to get your out of pain, get your range of motion back and prevent injury.

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