Why Is My Massage Therapist Touching My butt?

Lets talk about the link between your butt muscles (glutes) and low back pain.

Lower back pain is one of the most common annoyances I hear from clients. I'm sure if you walked down the street, and asked 10 people in a row if they have ever experienced lower back pain, I think I could bet you that 95% of them would say YES.

WHATS GOING ON?

The most common issue behind lower back pain is a sedentary lifestyle. We spend most of our days sitting, and not enough time active using our amazing bodies. When your glutes (maximus, medius & minimus) are not both stretched and strengthened it causes imbalances.  These muscles become weaker and shorter.

USE IT OR LOSE IT!


When you don't use a muscle often, overtime they may forget how to fire properly. Weak glutes can fail to support the lumbar (lower) spine which then can lead to pain. When they become tight, usually some sort of pelvic tilt arises and can easily risk injury. Fortunately, Little Buddha Wellness can help prevent or rebalance your butt! 

WHAT TO DO

You have options!

  • Go to a manual therapist (have them address the issues)
  • Go to the gym (get a personal trainer)
  • Yoga
  • Spend time at home addressing the issues yourself. 


STRETCHING & STRENGTHENING exercise examples

Stretching:

Low lunge (Quad Stretch)
Quadruped Hip extensions
Thread the Needle (Reclining Half Pigeon)
Stacked Knee (Cow Face) Glute Stretch
Happy Baby
Half Lord of the Fishes
Knee to Chest

 

Strengthening:

Table Top - Arm and leg extensions
Squats
Chair Pose
Locust Pose, variation
High Lunge
Bridge pose
One leg Bridge
Clam shell
Fire Hydrant
Kick back
External sick kicks 




 

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