Olivia and I discovered this on a workshop a few years ago. Sometimes the limitation to a particular movement is not in the muscles or the skeleton – it can be in the superficial fascial layer and no amount of conventional stretching will change this. This video demonstrates a manual release for the thoracic area of the spine, and if your fascia is limiting you in the forward bend, using this release should make a significant improvement.
July 10, 2020
RollStretch for thoracic fascial release