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Sternocleidomastoid – muscle that runs up either side of the front of the neck at an angle. Bends head forward and moves it side to side.

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Platysma – muscle at the front of the neck that wrinkles the skin of the neck.

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Capitis oblique superior and inferior – these muscles are in the nape of the neck. Their main functions are to extend and rotate the head.

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Can improve body awareness

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Can improve body image

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Can increase energy

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Can reduce fatigue

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Can improve sense of overall wellbeing

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Can be very comforting

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Can reduce anxiety

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Can lead to mental relaxation

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Can alleviate the effects of stress

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Can reduce tension

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Can lead to the lowering of high blood pressure

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Can lead to greater suppleness

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Can improve muscle tone

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Can improve immunity

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Can perk up circulation

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Can perk up elasticity of skin

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Can improve digestion