Sciatica Rolfing Treatment

How To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226

Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it's timefor Massage Monday. This week I'm going to talk about how to selftreatsciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I oftenhave clients come in with quot;sciaticaquot; issues with a pain shooting down from the hip tothe leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciaticaé Sciatica is an inflammation ofsciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of theleg. The common symptom is the radiating pain from the hip all the way to the leg. Medicallyspeaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bonespurs which can be medically treated by a

surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the legmay be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specificallyby the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let's call this pseudosciatica because it'snot really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hardto get up from the chair or stand straight. Trigger Points are the tight spots in musclesthat are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touchbut they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In thiscase, the X's are the trigger points in gluteus

minimus and the red areas are the referredpain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. Thesetrigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a longtime in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane, especially if you keep a wallet in your buttpocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling fora long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find thehip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which isthe big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between theselandmarks. It is the deepest layer of the

gluteus muscles. You can also lean side toside and feel the muscles contracting as you lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosseball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 timeswhich should take no more than 20 seconds. You don't want to do it too long because itinvolves some pain and you don't want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the rightside, stand on your left leg. Or almost lift your right foot to loosen the target muscle.When you massage the muscle should be relaxed and loose so you can dig deeper. As you sawthis muscle gets contracted and tight when you put on your weight on this side. If youhave a pain on the side of the leg, look for

a painful spot more towards the side betweenthe hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painfulspot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hardand painful, you can use a tennis ball. You can also use Thera Cane if you have one.With Thera Cane put the ball on the tip on the gluteus minimus from behind, hold it withboth hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tightspot for 10 times. BTW if you don't have Thera Cane it's a great selfhealing tool. I'llput the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times aday every day to see the results. If you tend

to sit in front of the computer for a longtime and if that's causing this problem it's a good way to take a short break because itshouldn't take more than 20 seconds. Remember only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highlyrecommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in TriggerPoint Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want tofind out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the futuretutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid

Rolfing A Healing Therapy

Rolfing is exceptionally helpful with someonewho's had a unilateral or a bilateral mastectomy. Due to the way rolfing structural integrationopens up the chest so that the scar tissue is reduced, breathing is easier, and the mainthing that is always reported back is, quot;I can take a full breath.quot; And they didn't realizehow much breath they've lost because of the surgery and subsequent surgery. If a woman has had a unilateraly mastectomywhere one breast is removed and they have a large breast on the other side, they candevelop scoleosis. Sometimes it's in tandem with radiation which can make the bones morebrittle and it makes muscle tissue more brittle.

But it's mostly the scar tissue and havingone side, that a person just in essence becomes lopsided and it will start to distort theback. So the benefits that a woman receives after having breast surgery and receivingrolfing structural integration would be that they have a better sense of lift, of wholeness,a better sense of uprightness, better ease of breathing, we can help restore balancein the body, left to right side, ease of the function of the arm. A main concern is alwaysfrozen shoulder and rolfing can help open that up and help to restore function afterfrozen shoulder and less scar tissue. It helps reduce scar tissue. It restores some tone,it opens up the fascial system so that things

can glide instead of being glued.

Montpelier Structural Integration Ida Rolf

The work i do is called structural Integration for many people they find it to helpwith the constant struggle against gravity we are all ways at computers driving cars, or shoveling snow and these things just really create a lot strains on our posture overtime we start to slip into thesepostures more permanently and it

starts to feel painful and really difficult to come backinto an upright posture and feel comfortable that way for more than a couple of minutes Instead of focusing on muscles in the work I do I really think about the fascia which permeates the whole structure any restriction in one area pulls on therest of the structure

and in each session i wanna just keepingthinking about how to open up and relieve the tensions in the body One of the most common complaints i hearis pain right between were shoulder blades in that upper back and people often want me to work there and this isn't surprising consideringthat on most of these people are bent over

the restriction isn't coming from theupper back, the culprit is actually the superficial front line; which runs fromthe top of the feet across the thighs and up to our abdomen that is restricted pulling our shouldersforward in causing and an over stretching of the muscles that are just doing the best they can tohold a us up right so by working off the SuperficialFront Line we begin to release the restrictions that are holding us forwardforward

this opens up our breath and allowsuse to have the chance to have to settle onto our back again That's the first step in this work. We still need to get our neck used to being in the new position Background (and rolling forward) Our pelvic oriented to support are back

and take some of the bends and rotations or invitations out of the spine This is done over the for the fullseries of twelve sessions each session works on a different set of tensions the feet, the knees, the pelvis, the entire day of the spine, shouldersand the head, and neck these sessions are interactive I often ask clients to specific movementswhile i work, so they can fully integrate the changes to their structure

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