Originally Posted by ZackyBoy
Spring for a deep tissue massage every month or so. I get a LOT of knots from olympic lifting in my upper back and I go to one twice a month... although it's covered by my health care here in Canada. Just make sure you go to a deep tissue massage and not a regular massage.
Originally Posted by philosophe
See a good physical therapist. You may need to strengthen the scapular muscles in very specific ways as a complement to your other lifting. You may also find exercises like the Blackburns, which work all of the posture muscles, very helpful.
I got a bit of both. Thanks! I went to a clinic where they provided a shiatsu-type massage and some advice on effective stretches and strengthening exercises. The knots under the scapula eventually disappeared although I know from my stretching exercises (when I remember to do them), they are literally waiting to spring up again.