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.
How to Use The Massage Stick Roller
hi everyone my name is Marin and today I'm gonna be talking about the Seek Gains Massage Stick Roller.So A Lot of people may see this item and think it is only made for athletes and thats not true. This is a great selfmassage tool for anyone. we all do activities on a daily basiswhether it's walking sitting standing going up stairs at this is a really awesome tool to takecare of your muscles and make sure increases our flexibilityand blood flow
making our muscles more pliable and lessat risk for injury The way that the massage stick roller works, is it applies pressure, breaking up all the myofascia in our muscles that congest the muscles and reduce flexibility that causes them to tense and tighten up Have you ever felt a knot in your backé Or your hamstrings feel tight or your knee and he has some pain around it. A lot of that is due to myofascia build up in the muscles
causing it to restrict and causingissues for the muscles at a lot of pain oftentimes resulting and a lower qualityof life and a poor nights sleep. Over the decades as an athlete and a fitness coach I have found that using something like a foam roller (behind her) or a massage stick roller is highly highly effective. increasing your results and making sure your body heals and builds fast, while the foam roller is really effective I found a lot of clients have a hard time manipulating themselves or holding their body weight on top of the
foam roller, plus its really hard to take with you. so the massage stick roller was one of my favorite tools to recommend to anybody and still is one of my favorite tool to useon myself, all my stuff it's a very easy thing to use. fireplace where you feel tensiontightness or muscles that surround a find a place where you feel tension or tightness and simple rule it outgreat places are like the calves making sure your palmsup putting
a lot of pressure and rolling up and down through it you can find a tense spot on the outside or inside and roll it back and forth, its like a deep tissue massage only you can do it to yourself. I use to think that I would have to pay a lot of money to make sure I could get massages on a regular basis and now I can do it every single day from my home. You can also use it for shin spints rolling up and down your shin just like this and I love using this for the IT bands
this is a really great place a lot oftimes you can sit on a chair or sit down in a way that comfortable and just findany way to roll it up and down your muscles itonly takes 30 to 50 seconds a day If you can accomplish a minimum of 30 50 seconds a day twice a day you are going to be feeling really good in no time. In as little as just 20 rolls up and down your muscles, you can feel instant relief I love doing it right when I get out of bed and right before I go to bed, also great to use