Gluteus Medius and Minimus release in sideline position:
Treating the gluteus medius and minimus is imperative when the client has come in with that mysterious hip pain that might be Sciatica, might be Piriformis Syndrome or it might be Pseudo Sciatica.
I’d like to show you how to take some slack out of a very tight set of hip rotators…
We can reach the gluteal muscles with your arm or with a closed fist and at the same time reach and up the foot on many people not everyone. It can give us that extra bit of leverage in reaching the gluteal muscles.
You’ll find in the sideline position you can reach so many more tissues and that so much more can be done.
The sideline position also allows the therapist to work in a position that’s more economically advantageous for their own body. Exactly because if they’re trying to reach tissues that are on the side of the body and they’ve been leaning over and bending over and getting in very unusual positions to get the work done then they’re going to find it extremely advantageous and convenient to have that entire side of the body available to them to get work done that they have not been able to do before.
If your body is wearing out and you’re looking to extend your massage career I encourage you to check out what David has put together in his coursework in medical massage.