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The shoulder, as you may know, is the most moveable joint in the human body - making it also the most vulnerable. So its tendons have a heavy task to bear. The rotator cuff is a small window into what the heck could be going on with your client's shoulder. Distinguishing the rotator cuff muscles and their collective raison d’être from the rest of the muscles can be... well, challenging.


Learning how to address this area isn't as easy as one might hope. However, that's where we step in. A solid grasp of anatomy is like having a lawyer on your side if someone is trying to claim land that you already own.

Do yourself and your clients a favor. Explore Allison's massage tricks and techniques and you'll be on your way to being the best thing that ever happened to shoulders.

The Rotator Cuff muscles are 4 muscles that encircle and help to stabilize the glenohumeral joint. Their tendinous attachments on the head humerus spell out the acronym SITS if you follow them around from superior, to the back posteriorly, and then wrapping under the axillary area to the anterior attachment.