An excellent self-care exercise is to recommend that the client/patient lie supine on an exercise ball to help move the thoracolumbar spine into extension.
When performing soft tissue manipulation/massage, it is always wise to begin with light to medium pressure, and then transition to deeper pressure.
Slumped spinal posture is characterized by slumped postural dysfunction from the pelvis to the head. Assessment is made upon static postural examination.
The longer we allow ourselves to sit in a slumped posture, the more imbalanced is our spine and the more gravity pulls our trunk toward flexion.