Sciatica Massage Therapist

Back Massage Therapy How to for Sciatica Pain Relief Treatment CranioSacral Techniques

Greetings again! This is Athena Jezik. We're gonna work on some more tutorials and explainsome things out. Sciatica seems to be a problem that manymany people suffer from so i thought i would go through a little bit more sciatica work and explanation on how i deal withsciatica. There's many different techniques that people have but for methis has been the most effective and i'm also learning that there'sdifferent types of things that come from

that area. Sciatica usually is pain coming fromabout here. When it's real bad it will run down the leg. It's a nerve pain so it runs as though it's a like a hot iron or a hot rod going down the leg. Very uncomfortable. Sometimes there's pain though in other parts of the hip which isn't really the classic sciatica but it does still involve things similar

because there's so many nerves that come out of this sacral area. So that's another thing that i've beendiscovering. So not everything that happens with the pain and going down the leg is maybe the classic sciatica but it doesn't matter because in my opinion naming a lot of thingsdoesn't really do anything except for make it a disease and then a disease is only by law treatable by the western medical

people. So that's just names and labels. The thing iswe want to get people out of pain. We want to move them into a space ofbeing able to function well. So in that pain area of the hip impinging nerves and creating badsensation or pain down the leg we'll call that the sciatica pain and of course it comes from hereand I find that it is always

got a direct connection to thepositioning of the sacrum that also has a direct connection to theposition of the sphenoid bone at the occipital base and I'm gonna show you a little bit of this. I'll just show it to you now. Excuse me it's early in the morning and I'm kind of foggy today. So the sacrum is sitting here

and in that sacral bone there is a lot of nerves that come out from here. These little holes are where they comeout of so if that is position a little bitcrooked on there, which happens quite a bit then we're gonna have this pressure. The nerves are not going to be comingout with the proper alignment

Massage Tutorial Gluteal region gluteus maximus piriformis sciatica

Hi everyone, I'm Ian Harvey, massage therapist. This is my friend Christina. Today we're going to be talking about thegluteal region. Some people have some trepidation about workingwith the butt, but this is an important area. Your gluteal region connects your legs toyour body, it affects your low back, it affects your abdomen, it affects pretty much everything,and yet a lot of the time we don't even touch it as massage therapists. So let's look at some easy ways of workingwith this area.

First, let's talk about undraping. I like to come at the glutes from the topdown, and from the leg up. When I'm coming down from the back and theback is already undraped, maybe I'm working down this side of the body and I feel likeundraping the hip, I'll restrain the drape at around L5 or the sacrum. And then I will fold over. And at this point, you could tuck into theside here but I usually don't because I'll be working a little under the drape here,which we'll see in a second.

If I wanted access to the entire hipgluteregion, I would restrain the folded over drape right around the PSIS. So come around to the side a few inches, outto this lateral sacrum, restrain the drape there, and then fold over again, and thentuck at the inner thigh between the knee and the hip. To undrape from the leg, so let's say thatyou have the leg undraped already, if I wanted to undrape this further, first I would restrainthe drape at this tuck at the inner thigh, and this will allow me to draw the drape mediallywithout the drape getting away from me, or

creating any sort of draft. From here I can work on most of the hip, Ican even work up into the low back if I were to leave this drape up. You can of course tuck around to the sideif you want to offer a little more security. When I'm draping this area, I make sure todo a lot of bunching of the fabric. I'll bunch the fabric up, and then I'll endwith a fold. The fold keeps the fabric in place, the bunchedup fabric prevents any sort of draft from happening, it creates a very nice thermalbarrier.

So, if I'm working in this area and her leg'smoving, her muscles are moving, there's much less chance of this drape coming undone orsliding off. So let's talk about some relevant landmarks. First, let's find the SI joint. That's the sacroiliac joint. You'll find it if you palpate the ilium, thisbroad sheet of bone that forms the posteriorlateral part of the pelvis. And then come medial a bit, and you're goingto hit this big roadblock.

This is the edge of the triangular sacrum. A lot of the trouble that can happen in thehips you'll find right along this SI joint. People will report pain right here, and theymight report it as low back pain. So when people say they've got low back pain,ask them to point it out, they may just point out this ridge of bone here. This is a place where trigger points oftenhide, but if there's any trigger point activity here, I want you to look at all of the thingsthat connect right there at that SI joint. We'll talk about that more in a second.

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