Chris, yeah I'd be interested in learning more about the methods you mentioned. I read a book about somatic therapy back in college and found it very interesting. I'll look for the neanderthal articles! What is SMR? Greg when you say stretch the front, sqeeze the back, what exactly am I stretching/squeezing? Also some of this might be because my posture at work isn't the best. We have these high high counters and swivel chairs, and I usually move my chair all the way down because I hate it when my feet cant' touch the ground, and then I have to raise my head to see our customers. I wonder what my back's doing when I do this, will have to pay attention.My favorite new stretch is hanging my head down off my bed and stretching my neck that way....better than scalp massage... And no high heels for me!