Our traps and shoulders can carry some serious stress—stress that’s most commonly caused by thoughts of the future (e.g., stressing about something that hasn’t happened or worrying about something that will happen). Usually, it’s something that’s lingering or building over time. This stress can result in headaches, poor posture, and fatigue. Also, from a physical aspect, the way we look at our phones, carry bags, or even sleep can cause tension in our traps and shoulders, which puts stress on your body overall.
Ways to combat stress in your traps and shoulders: