Stretch: Armpit Sniff

The armpit sniffer is a popular and effective stretch for tight necks. Learn how to do this simple movement to relieve your neck tension.


Standing/Seated Levator Scapula ‘Armpit Sniff’ Stretch
Equipment: None; if performing while seated, use a sturdy and steady chair
  • Bring your nose towards one shoulder and down to armpit

• Place the hand of arm on same side to the top of your head

• Let the weight of your hand gently drop your head further to your armpit

• Hold the stretch for 30 to 60 seconds or until a release is felt

*If seated grip the underside of the chair with your opposite hand to increase the stretch

Helpful for: Discomfort or ‘tightness’ in – neck and shoulders

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