Check out this video on self myofascial release for pecs. Great stuff for anyone with sore shoulders. We are focussing a lot on shoulder lately here, to try to give you guys, through several different posts…many ways to treat yourself at home. Obviously none of this is a substitute for a good practitioner, but it will go a long way to managing and preventing a lot of key shoulder injuries that tend to occur. Pecs are a bit problem, tight ones mean internally rotated shoulders, which means a lot less space in the shoulder and consequently a lot more problems. You can help treat a pinched nerve shoulder, as well as tendinitis problems and any other shoulder overuse injuries you may be suffering from.
Pec stretches are great, and you should do them regularly throughout the day, as most people will shoulder problems will have tight pec major and minor, however myofascial release gets deeper, and also works the fascia. You can also head over and check out our tennis ball exercises. Getting the tennis ball into the pecs is just a deeper massage and will hopefully get rid of some built up trigger points as well. Pecs are a problematic area, and you will find after trying out some self massage techniques, you will see where you are sore and help release your shoulders.
Check out the Ultimate Self Massage Guide for comprehensive instructions about myofascial release.