Myofascial self-care always starts with establishing a foundation of diaphragmatic breathing. Once you have taken a few moments to get in touch with your breath, we move on to self-compression.
You can use pressure self-release for coracobrachialis while seated, standing, or side-lying positions.
However, as you can see, compared to other muscles in your arm this muscle very small and it is easy to miss. Using your hand from the unaffected side, place your thumb along your humerus in your underarm, beneath your pec major muscle. Press your elbow into the side of your body to feel the muscle contract. Find the tender spot and apply pressure for up to 30 seconds as pain decreases. You can do this three to five times.
There are a lot of blood vessels and nerves in the armpit, so any self- release should be done with caution. If you feel tingling or circulation changes in your arm you should reposition and take a different approach.
Alternatively, if you position yourself carefully, on your side, with your arm extended, you might be able to access a small part of subscapularis in this way.
Following pressure self-release, you should move your arm through its range of motion and prepare to gently stretch your coracobrachialis.
You can use your breath to deepen the stretch. As you inhale, gently push into the doorframe. As you exhale, gently stret