Greetings again! This is Athena Jezik. We’re gonna work on some more tutorials and explain some things out. Sciatica seems to be a problem that many many people suffer from so i thought i would go through a little bit more sciatica work and explanation on how i deal with sciatica. There’s many different techniques that people have but for me this has been the most effective and i’m also learning that there’s different types of things that come from that area. Sciatica usually is pain coming from about 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 been discovering. 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 things doesn’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 is we want to get people out of pain. We want to move them into a space of being able to function well. So in that pain area of the hip impinging nerves and creating bad sensation or pain down the leg we’ll call that the sciatica pain and of course it comes from here and I find that it is always got a direct connection to the positioning of the sacrum.
That also has a direct connection to the position 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 come out of so if that is position a little bit crooked on there, which happens quite a.
Bit then we’re gonna have this pressure. The nerves are not going to be coming out with the proper alignment and the nerves are gonna have pressure on them when they are twisted a little bit. sometimes this bone can be in a position that’s a little more like this or it can also be an a combination of that particular pattern so it’s important to be able to allow this bone to be able to lengthen down. This is something better done if the body can do it itself. If it’s forced into it, it doesn’t always mean that it’s going to hold.
Because there’s a bunch of stuff underneath there. The network of the facial structure, the membranes under that that will twist like a nylon stocking and so if it’s forced back it will go back but because of the underlying structures there it will pull it back into that odd position. This is translating up into the head and because I’m a cranial sacral therapist and I’ve been doing it for so many years I have a lot of understanding how these connections are made. So right in there where the.
Purple and the yellow come together is the sphenobasilar junction. The sphenoid bone is the yellow bone right here and so that bone touches all the other bones and it does relate directly to the sacrum at this joint. So if this sacral structure is sideways, crooked on there, that’s going to be placed and it’s going to be like so The same thing is gonna happen at at the head. This sphenoid bone is going to be out in a similar manner because it’s a counterbalance for what’s going on with the body. So it keeps.
Things balanced so that we feel somewhat straight. So that’s areas that I look for in work around low back pain particularly down in the sacral area. I do not like to do the hard pushing with the elbow. For one thing You can get through muscles that way but your elbows are not very sensitive as to what you’re really doing and what structures you’re on and i have found that when i’ve tried to work elbows even forearms the bones and the bony surfaces. it’s just too rough. I don’t feel good about it. It.
Doesn’t feel productive so I don’t use that method. Also sometimes when the nerve is affected there’s inflammation. So in my opinion the way that I see things is by driving yourself into that nerve, through those muscles with a bunch of inflammation going on is not really going to help the problem. So there’s little things like that that I pay attention to that I don’t know if many other people take a lot of that into account because we do get sort of a technique to loosen things up and.
It doesn’t always provide for us the thoughts of what’s happening at the subtle anatomy level. So I test this just by checking at the occipital base and at the sacrum to see the position of everything and once the position is established then I can go in and work with the sacrum in order to correct it. Sometimes this will be corrected quickly and sometimes it’s not corrected as quickly and I believe that a lot of that is because it’s maybe not a true quote sciatica but there’s other stuff going on maybe in the hip joint.
There might be some kind of misalignment in the pubic arch. There might be some kind of a rotation in the hip as well so other things have to happen. So here I’m just giving a little drag on the sacrum and letting it loosen up and letting it swim around and my other hand is at the occipital base. Just steadying the dural tube. And so there I just wait a little while and then I will soften the muscle area around there. I work really differently. It just kind of depends.
So much of my work is intuitive. There’s somewhat of a protocol that I follow but each person presents things differently. No two bodies are ever the same. No injury patterns are ever the same. So flexibility is important to be able to move from various techniques and not follow things too rigidly particularly in pain problems and issues Then the other thing that i will do is to get my finger at the base of the sacrum. Excuse me, at L5 S1, which is right in this area here L5 S1.
So try to put some distance between there because that’s where the jamming probably tends to be. Sometimes it’s at the coccyx. And I’ll show you that technique as well. So with that you just do a little stretching integrating in with the muscles integrating in with the tissues and then just waiting for it to move. This is going face down. There is a better way to do the sacral pull when they are on their back but this way will also open it up. Either way is fine and my other hand up here is also feeling some rotation and.
Some movement coming up the spine. So as one area of the spine is off every little vertebrae is affected to some degree. There’s a little bit of adjustment that they have to make in order to keep the misalignment aligned and the bodies just gonna do that it’s gonna work within the framework that it has and it’s gonna normalize whether a pattern is there. And so there now we’re getting it softened and now there’s a little bit of a stretch happening. I’m stretching downward with the hand that’s on the L5 S1.
And I am taking a little bit of a stretch upward. Just a little traction. No deeper than the fascial level. So we have skin, fluid, then fascia. So I’m three layers down and giving a little stretch there and i’m feeling quite a bit of rumbling going on and there is a separation happening between L5 S1 And it just swims around and the sacrum is trying right now to find its way back to the proper position. It’s a good idea, if you know cranial work to also balance it at the spenoid.
Level because the sphenoid bone, if not corrected, can pull this thing out. Sometimes this will correct the sphenoid bone but it’s a good idea to check both. She just had a couple pulses. There’s a lot of activity going on. Even though she’s not suffering from sciatica or any kind of hip serious pain problems there’s still a lot of activity going on, which is correcting little misalignments in there, which is a reason that we should be paying attention to maintenance. Even though we’re not hurting, we might wanna have.
Some kind of session just for tweaking. I see a number of people who come in regularly every four to six weeks just to be tweaked with cranial work And I myself have an hour and a half session with somebody once a month. And I love it when I get it. It took me a while to find somebody that I felt was at my capacity. Okay and then the other position is just to lay the hand on the sacrum here and curl the fingers at L5 S1 and give a little bit of traction this way.
This is a little tricky because you have to keep the palm of the hand pretty secure and the fingers have to bend so there’s quite a lot of technique in the hands in order to get the right feeling. And the hands have to work independently because I’m right at the sacral coccyx junction and I’m stretching downward on that while I’m allowing the movement, which is a little bit of a swaying motion at L5 S1. There’s a downward traction as well as this being loose to be able to align.
At the same time it’s being tractioned downward. Okay and there’s some movement happening. These techniques will usually give quite a bit of change to the pain. It doesn’t mean that one time is going to give total remedy to the problem but it does begin to correct that space. Once that’s corrected then we can go in and also work into the muscles, much deeper into the musculature. And the only reason i work into the musculature is to loosen the muscles so that they’re not sinching down around those nerves.
Because if they are sinching around those nerves then they are not gonna let go really easy even though the alignment happens so i just worked really deeply into these glutial muscles for the purpose of the muscle again, not the purpose of the nerve. And I’m careful if I go into the area where the sciatic is the main place where you can feel it. I do not go into that with a lot of deep pressure because again I don’t like going into the inflamed areas and I don’t like going into pain.
With a lot of pressure. I don’t think in my work it gives me the better results. Okay and then up front and there is many areas of the hip to take and loosen. And along the ridge of the hip as well coming from the sacrum. Working all that. And of course both sides are benefited. I won’t do too much on this side. Both sides have benefited by that. You can even go into the attachments of the hamstrings. In fact it’s a good idea to make sure that the.
Quadriceps and hamstrings are well stretched. With this there’s also some stretches that can be done with the leg, but I will show that at another time So basically what i do is corrected the position of the sacrum to alleviate the pain of the sciatic pain or hip pain. Thank you very much! This is Athena Jezik. Please subscribe to our channel and you should also visit our new website because we have over 1300 tutorials on our channel I know it can be a little difficult to navigate and find the tutorials that you want to see but if you visit us at.
How To Massage Sciatica To Reduce Leg Pain Massage Monday 226
Hi everyone. This is Yasuko and it’s time for Massage Monday. This week I’m going to talk about how to selftreat sciatica or more accurately pseudosciatica using a lacrosse ball or Thera Cane. I often have clients come in with sciatica issues with a pain shooting down from the hip to the leg and even numbness in the leg. So what is sciatica Sciatica is an inflammation of sciatic nerve that runs through the hip and down the side of the leg or the back of the leg. The common symptom is the radiating pain.
From the hip all the way to the leg. Medically speaking it is caused by a pinch of the nerve in the lower back by herniated discs or bone spurs which can be medically treated by a surgery as a last resort. However, this pain that shoots down the leg may be caused simply by tight gluteal muscles, the muscles in the buttocks, specifically by the trigger points found in gluteus minimus. Let’s call this pseudosciatica because it’s not really sciatica but has the similar pain like the real sciatica and it makes it hard to get up from the chair or stand straight.
Trigger Points are the tight spots in muscles that are stuck in a contracted state and forgot to release. They are sore or painful to touch but they also cause pain elsewhere called referred pain. This is what I mean. In this case, the X’s are the trigger points in gluteus minimus and the red areas are the referred pain. When you loosen these trigger points the pain in the red area will be gone. These trigger points can be created from various reasons such as sitting crooked for a long time in front of the computer, TV, car, airplane,.
Especially if you keep a wallet in your butt pocket, or from playing sports like tennis, walking, running, swimming, and cycling for a long period of time. To treat the trigger points first find the hip bone. Then go down on the side of the hip to find the greater trochanter which is the big bump on the top of the thigh bone. The gluteus minimus is located between these landmarks. It is the deepest layer of the gluteus muscles. You can also lean side to side and feel the muscles contracting as you.
Lean to the target side. Then put a lacrosse ball on the muscle and lean against the wall and roll it over the tight spot for 10 times which should take no more than 20 seconds. You don’t want to do it too long because it involves some pain and you don’t want to bruise the muscle. If you are working on the right side, 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 saw this muscle gets contracted and tight when.
You put on your weight on this side. If you have a pain on the side of the leg, look for a painful spot more towards the side between the hip bone and thigh bone. If you have a pain in the back of the leg, look for a painful spot towards the center of the glutes under the hip bone. If lacrosse ball is too hard and 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 with both hands in a comfortable position, lean to the other side, and press on the tight spot for 10 times. BTW if you don’t have Thera Cane it’s a great selfhealing tool. I’ll put the link below. Repeat this treatment three to six times a day every day to see the results. If you tend to sit in front of the computer for a long time and if that’s causing this problem it’s a good way to take a short break because it shouldn’t take more than 20 seconds. Remember.
Only do it 10 times at a time. Besides the daily selftreatment I highly recommend working with a massage therapist in your area who knows and believes in Trigger Point Therapy who can treat you and check if you are doing it right. If you have a pain in your body and want to find out if Trigger Point Therapy can help, let me know and I will cover in the future tutorials. Holistically speaking I would avoid surgery as much as possible unless you’ve exhausted all the other holistic options and.
Back Massage Therapy Techniques, How To, Jen Hilman Austin Relaxing Back Rub ASMR
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hey there I’m Jen! And today I’m demonstrating some massage techniques to relax the muscles in the back and I really hope that you guys can leave me some comments today! This is my first time shooting a massage tutorial outside. Tell me what you think! How do you like this scenery, the setting Please leave me some comments! I really enjoy getting your feedback. So just take a moment and leave me a little comment. Like this tutorial so you can come back and watch it again and again!.
So I’ve already started by applying some oil to Corrina’s back and just starting this nice, relaxed smooth easy strokes. Moving from her shoulders all the way down to her hips. And as I retrace my steps we’ll apply a little pressure massaging down the arms as well. I’m gonna come all the way back up the arm to massage along the neck. You can repeat this several times allowing her to relax. It’s really starting to melt away any stress and tension. So I’m working all the way down to the hips.
Coming up along the sides of the body and massaging down the arms and up into the neck. It’s really nice when you’re doing these opening massage strokes to work really slowly and intentionally. So this allows your partner to really relax. There is no need to rush here. Once I complete that opening stroke a few times I’ll start moving toward working one side and then the other. So I’m just bringing my attention to her right side of her body. I’m just working across the tops of the shoulders.
She has a little bit of tension here. Some knots and tight places. So we’ll just take a little extra care working in those areas. So I’m just massaging gently circling into those tight spots at the tops of her shoulders. Then I’ll start working my way in between the shoulder blades, working along the spine. Again any where that I notice any specific places of tension just take a little extra care working into those places. For just about everyone you’re going to come across some knots in the shoulders and upper back.
It is a really common area to hold tension. it can be the result of working at a desk or sitting at a computer. It can be the result of driving a lot or even just sitting on the couch too much. I can really cause a lot of tightness and tension to get built up in the shoulders and upper back. So I’m switching here to a broad pressure by using the palm of my hand instead of working specifically with my fingers. I’m continuing to place my focus on the muscles along her spine.
Sometimes this area in the middle of the back can be easily neglected. People are aware of their tension in their shoulders and upper back and sometimes there’s tightness in the low back that people experience. Often people are not aware of the tension that they carry through the midback. So as you start to massage into these place, you’ll notice some tightness and tension. It might be a new discovery for you and for your partner. I’m just continuing to make my way all the way down the back. Down towards the base of the spine.
Sometimes in the low back I like to use the flat parts of my knuckles because these low back muscles can become very tight and this allows me a little more leverage to get a slightly deeper pressure. Then I can take that stroke all the way to the outer edge of the hip. Relaxing tension through the tops of the hips. And then to come back up to her shoulder just pass one hand over the other. Just making my way back up toward the shoulder. Once I come to the shoulder I like to use my knuckles, these flat parts of my.
Knuckles to work across the top of the scapula. So I’m getting into the infraspinatus. I can work into the teres muscle at the bottom of the scapula. This is also another easily neglected area that it is important to massage into. Now I work my way all the way down the arm getting into the triceps here. I’m retracing my steps to come all the way up to the neck. Again just working my hand one over the other, working any tight places that I find along the back. After giving her a good once over on the right side.
I can transition my focus to the left shoulder basically following the same pattern as before. So I’m working into the tops of the shoulders noticing anywhere that there’s some tension or tightness being held. Taking a little extra time and attention to work into that place. Especially if your partner has a lot of knots or a lot of tension it’s important to realize that you’re not necessarily going to get rid of it all with one massage. So it’s good to let go of your need to fix the.
Person you’re working with. Really just focus on trying to help them feel better. So I’ll start working my way down between the shoulder blade and the spine just looking for any tight spots that I might notice and working into those areas. Transitioning now to a broader pressure by using the palm of my hand. I continue my focus along the edge of her spine as I just work a nice firm pressure down towards the hips, one hand after the other, starting to warm into the muscles into the middle of the back and.
Then I’ll start to use my thumbs to apply a more specific pressure and pausing anywhere that I notice any tightness. Continue working down towards the low back lumbar region. And again I’ll just start working the flat parts of my knuckles in the circular motion into these low back muscles. I can take these circles all the way out to the top of the hip. There’s a lot of tension that gets stored as a result of sitting all the time. So this is a nice way to start to relax those hip muscles.
Then to come back up towards her shoulder just walking my hands one after the other along the sides of the body coming up to the shoulder. Working the muscles along the top of the scapula. And then working down into the triceps. As I finish working the arm, I’ll trace my way back up to the neck. And just trace the line of the muscles along her neck relaxing any tension that gets stored or held, helping her to relax and calm that body down. Then to finish I use the flat parts of my knuckles to.
To trace all the way down either side of her spine. Try to take a nice easy pace tracing all the way down the back out open to the sides, softening my knuckles as I go. Bring your hands up towards the shoulders down the arms and back up to the neck in one complete piece. And it’s easy to transition into a scalp massage here which is really nice with your partner face down. You have pretty much full access to the head here. So it’s really easy to do some scalp massage here.
Just a few minutes of this scalp massage and your partner is really gonna be in heaven, so you’ve done a good job. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know how you enjoy this tutorial! And how you enjoy the outdoor scenery! I hope it’s great! Thank you so much for watching! Thumbs up and like this tutorial. Come back and watch it again. Practices your friends! Don’t forget to visit my website so you can learn more about me and my practice and subscribe to the Psychetruth channel.
Deep Tissue Massage vs. Swedish Massage Therapy Techniques , Jen Hilman Austin Back Rub
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen Hilman and something I’m gonna show you guys today is the difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. A lot of times these two techniques will be used in combination because they really complement each other very well but there are some differences in the approach that you take and the effect on the body. So let’s go ahead and get started. I’ll just use a little bit of oil to work on the back. Generally speaking swedish massage is used to stimulate circulation,.
To help relax the body, and is usually characterized by long continuous, fluid movement. So a swedish technique is used to apply oil to the skin, for example. So using long strokes with steady pressure across the entire surface of the part that I’m working. Swedish massage is a great way to start to warm up the muscle tissue and helps to improve circulation in the area really helping the full flush out the arteries and veins that are carrying the blood. That also helps to bring more oxygen to any tight muscles.
So just using these long strokes all the way across her back just helping her to relax and allowing her body to become accustomed to my touch. So applying the oil in this way is pretty standard for any deep tissue or swedish massage. So there’s some other swedish techniques that you can use. One is called petrissage. It’s a form of kneading. So you actually knead the tissue back and forth. So across her back you can do the left side and then the right side just kneading backandforth. So I’m using a steady pressure, but it’s not.
Extremely deep. Petrissage can also be used in a localized area just working the shoulders for example. This is a place where a lot of people carry tension. So you can just work one area or you can work more generally. A larger area. A great swedish technique is using the flat part of the knuckles not the edges of the knuckles. That can be too deep and sensitive. So using the flat parts of the knuckles, you can move your hands all the way down on either side of the spine.
One long continuous stroke making circles right at the tops of the hips is also really great way to target another tight area for a lot of people. So again, just running the flat part of the knuckles down the spine and making circles at the tops of the hips. So by now your partner is probably feeling pretty relaxed and comfortable on the table and by working the swedish techniques in this way you had a chance to identify where there might be some tension or tightness in your partner’s body.
So this is a good time to start working some of the deep tissue techniques. So deep tissue really just refers to an approach where you started access the deeper layers of muscles. This is where you will start to identify knots and tight, constricted areas of tension. So I will work into her shoulders because it is an area where a lot of people deal with tension. So just using a slightly firmer pressure I can go in with my thumbs and start to work a more isolated area. And as I work into this area.
I’m noticing little knots, little bumps, places where the tissue id not soft. It’s kind of hard and tight. So these are the areas where she’s holding tension. It’s kind of hard to show on a tutorial because it’s something that I’m feeling, so as you practice these techniques it’s really important that you tune in to your partner’s body and be aware of what you feel. So one way that I like to use deep tissue is to identify those knots or identify a tight place. and use a firm steady pressure.
Right in that area and you can also ask your partner, Does that feel pretty tight Is that sensitive. And it’s also good to check in with the pressure to make sure that you’re not hurting them because sometimes these areas can be really sensitive. Once I feel a little release then I can move into another area. Like I said, everybody’s body is different so the sensations that you’ll notice are all going to be different. Some people have really crunchy spots where it feels like you’re running your fingers over gravel.
Those areas I like to use a little bit of vibration. Actually vibrating the area with a steady firm pressure. This helps to bring blood into the area and really helps to flood the area with blood that has new oxygen, white blood cells, red blood cells. All of these help you repair tissue and improve circulation. an adverse starts to listen up i can actually work even deeper institutional and you can use these techniques just identify nods all of us is that that especially in the shoulders between the shoulder blades.
At the tops of the show others you’ll find a lot of knots for most people consensus wherever you find those little tight spots comment on that area season is steady and for fresh air sometimes when people are really tired and have sent off bad not it’s hard to actually you know has slipped to one side of the event that has indicated to you that it’s an area that’s really tie so just try and stay patient since a fellow gets some really try isolated that tight spot so you can help to release relax.
So that’s one way to houston tissue techniques another thing i like to see them is to use my elbow and forearm this is a great way to work the way up all the way down the side as people carry a lot of attention in erector muscles so it’s important to know if you are are choosing to use your elbow that you want to stay in an election extract and this time using your elbow directly on the vertebrae feels terrible don’t do that really wanna work into the muscle tissue over one hundred sci fi.
Psychoanalyst might for our first just to make a connection standing up for pressure care but i’m not getting into the tissue networking deeply the point is still relaxing shin you want your partner if you’re comfortable still working i sent from my life as i make my way down the spine in trying to squeeze in a team that tuesday cases so it’s not only squeezing lactic acid and toxins out of the tissue making way or fresh blood and fresh fluids to enter into the area meaning i just got their places where.
Are particles on the back so it’s important that you’re not in any more action not trying to pressure and gender really just trying to work with what you’re picking out from your partner stockings as i reached in case and testify and start to make contact with the top of her head about and bring the pressure unless he might elbow and more handsome karne so that i can trust me her hit them the prior to the same leasing seeing downward pressure towards her feet she’s actually able to get a stretch.
Along on that intersection at least sliding reform arm are in return he asked for school once i come always abstract atop her shoulder just use my finger and say toronto ont side of her neck just getting those muscles firm on the edge of this finding our way out to the head risk is a nice completely amazing so these are just at plo that’s not my favorite techniques that i use a lot of time so if you go ahead and favorite this tutorial and we have found is that.
Many can come back and watch it again and work here or arm down the other side of the back and give yourself a chance to practice the swedish and deep tissue techniques and armies marketing analyst covering this trial at at swedish versus deep tissue massaged him on the cover and other areas of the body as well seven subscribe to the psychiatric channel you can have access to full experience tutorial complex as a last time thought he earned health and wellness tutorial he’s learned more about me and i have class.
Thai Asian Massage Techniques Table Therapy, Body Leg Stretching How To Jen Hilman
Life Wisdom Life Wisdom Psychetruth Massage Hi! I’m Jen Hilman. Today and going to demonstrate some Thai massage techniques that can actually be done on a massage table. So generally Thai massage is done on a mat on the floor and client is fully clothed during that massage. However, their are ways that you can incorporate Thai massage techniques while giving a table massage. So i going to demonstrate a few of my favorite moves to do on a table and one of the importing key factors is how to use the draping. How to cover your client.
While you’re facilitating these stretches. so normally during this part of the massage, I would already have the client really relaxed. I would probably have already done some Swedish massage techniques on the leg just moving into stretching portion of the massage. so, I will uncovered the leg up to the knee. And the first technique is going to be an nice deep hip flection. So I’ll reach underneath the knee so I can really support the leg. and then I’ll reach underneath the ankle so that I have both of her joints here.
The knee and the ankle. I’ll bend her knee slightly enough that I can reach the drape underneath. So nothing is going to be exposed. I will bend her knee a little bit more and actually you can see I’ll actually give her the sheet so she can’t pull that sheet as tight as she needs to feel really covered and secure here. From here I’ll lift the ankle and bend the knee and bring her foot onto my shoulder. So the foot on the shoulder is going to keep her leg in place and I bring my outside hand.
To the outside knee so that she’s not going to waver one way or the other. Keeping her knee inline here. From here with a nice wide stance in my feet, I just lean my weight forward so she gets a nice deep flection in the hip. And I can repeat this flection three or four times so she can really get a nice stretch here. Sometimes on the last stretch I like to hold it and really lean in. And this will allow for a nice deep stretch in her hip.
And through the back of the glutes. In the next move, I’ll actually open the knee out toward the side. I can assist with the draping to keep her thigh covered here. Then I’ll move her foot down to my hip so again, the foot on the hip is helping to stabilize the leg and i can keep my outside hand onto the outside of her knee. So she really feel supported here. Now again, I’ll lean my weight forward to facilitate that hip flection and repeat that a few times.
I can add an element of compression here by using my inside hand to compress on the inside of her thigh, as I press into the fraction. And again, I like to hold this last stretch a little bit longer just to sustain the stretch and allow her to really relax into the openness. And I’ll bring her knee back up to neutral and this time I’m going to bring her leg across her body. so I’ll actually release some of the draping under her leg and pull the drape across the top of her leg.
So as she twists and rotates nothing is exposed throughout the back. Now, I can press her knee and she has pretty good mobility so her spine will just keep twisting And I can help facilitate a deeper stretch by bringing my forearm across her ribs and press my elbow towards the table so she can get a deeper twist. Here I can stabilize her hip with one hand and use my forearm to apply compression along the outside of her leg which is really nice to get into that IT band.
That iliotibial tract that rubs from the outside of the hip to the outside of the knee. This gets really tight for most people if you’re sitting at a desk spending a lot of time driving or just sitting in general. You will experience a lot of tension here so this compression along that IT band feels really good softens up the muscle and also helps improve circulation. So I’m just working my way out towards the knee and back in towards the hip. Bringing her body back to center I’ll really.
Hold on to the legs so she feel supported and will reach under her knee to start extend her leg back out. And as her leg comes down towards the table, I’ll pull the bottom edge of the sheet pulling it down towards the table. So that I can cover her leg again. And here you might straighten out your sheets and that’s fine so you can start to move on to the other leg. So go ahead and favorite this tutorial so that you can come back and watch again and.
Practice on the other leg. You want to leave your partner balance and worked out on both sides. And leave me a comment let me know how this Thia massage works for you, working it on the table. If you’d like to learn more about me and my practice can visit my website jenhilmantherapeutictouch and don’t forget to subscribe to the Psychetruth channel So you have access to my full library of massage and Yoga tutorials. Thanks so much for watching. Leave me a comment and thumbs up and share with your friends. Thank You.
Low Back Massage How To Therapy Techniques, Jen Hilman Corrina Rachel Relaxing ASMR Massage
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen and today I’m gonna be doing a little massage demonstration on none other than Psychetruth’s very own Corrina Rachel. I promise this is her! So today I’m going to be showing a little bit of massage work to get into the low back which, is great to relieve sciatic pain, helps relieve low back tension and sometimes it even helps to relieve pain in the upper back just by working into those muscles in the low back. So, leave a comment if this tutorial is related to you or if you suffer with low back pain.
So I’ve already started by just applying some oil onto Corrina’s back to give a little bit of glide and I’m just starting this petrissage motion to start to warm up the muscles in the lower back by gently kneading the muscles. I’m working with a medium pressure so that i’m really accessing the muscles in the superficial layer. And as the muscles become warm i can start to use even more pressure so that i start to knead out the muscles in the deeper layers. Leave a thumbs up if this looks good to you!.
Next I’ll just simple place my fingers on the edge of her spine with a fairly firm pressure and with a slow steady movement I’ll just work my way down toward her pelvis. Once i start to make contact with her bones, I lighten up the pressure to come back around and start again. So it’s important that you be mindful about the amount of pressure that you use when you’re making contact with someone’s bones. Rubbing bone to bone feels really uncomfortable and it’s painful, so you wanna try to.
Avoid that. It’s important to work into the muscle tissue. Kind of working with the same idea, I can use my thumbs instead of my finger tips to work slowly down the muscles in the back. And when I’m working with my thumbs it’s a little easier to detect where she has these little spots of extra tension So if I come across that point, I can just hold a steady pressure here allowing those muscles to relax a little bit more. One last technique I’ll show you is working into the quadratus.
Lumborum or QL as it’s called, which is a muscle that comes across the low back, right here, attaching the top of the pelvis to the bottom of the ribs. It can get pretty tight. So, you can actually come in from the side and access the side of that muscle and press into it and using a steady pressure and a gentle rocking motion to just make contact with that QL and invite it to relax. This is a fairly deep tissue approach so your partner may have some sensitivity here so it’s important to be mindful.
Especially around those tight tight muscles. But as you stay here you will feel the muscle tissues start to soften starting to relax. Then again I can go in with my thumbs kneading into the QL allowing for more circulation and movement in the tissue. So I’m just working my way up and down the muscle fibers. When i’m done working into the low back I like to take the heel of my hand and start at the very base of the spine and just take a few strokes moving up towards the shoulder.
This helps to flush any toxins out of the area. It helps to encourage the flow of fresh blood into the area and then I can work my hands all the way up the spine working into the middle back and up into the upper back. Of course she has a lot of knots and tension up here too, so in my next tutorial I’ll show you some techniques to work into the upper back and shoulders to relieve some of those knots and tight places that build up. So thumbs up if you enjoyed this tutorial and leave a comment!.
Face Head Massage Therapy How To Techniques, Jen Hilman Corrina Rachel Relaxing ASMR Massage
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen Hilman and today I’m gonna demonstrate some face massage, but before we get started. earlier, Corrina and I were debating about which one of us is prettier. So, we decided to put it up to a vote. Leave us a comment below. Let us know what you think. Who is prettier Me Or Corrina Me Or Corrina It’s up to you! Thanks! Now to get started. you mash firmly on your partner’s face to help them feel relaxed and comfortable. laughing A lot of times to get started I really like to.
Start by massaging into the neck. It helps your partner to feel more relaxed and more at ease. So just taking some nice gentle strokes, I move from the tops of the shoulders along the sides of the neck up to the base of the skull. And when I get to the base of the head I can even give a steady firm little pull. It helps to open up spaces in between each of the vertebrae. So, just moving my fingers across either side of the neck and finishing with a gentle pull at the.
Base of the skull. This is really good for people who have tension in the back of their neck which is pretty much everyone right You could honestly probably do this for ten minutes and your partner would love you. So just know you are already off to a good start. Now sometimes I even just use my thumbs to massage small little circles around the sides of the neck. I’m not using too much pressure here. A lot of times people can be sensitive in the neck because there’s a lot of tension that gets built up.
So I’m using just enough pressure to really connect in with the muscles and manipulate those tissues. Then I usually finish with another little pull at the base of the skull. From here a really easy transition is to just move your fingers up to the ears. Then pinching the ear lobe between my first finger and my thumb, I’ll apply gentle pressure as i pull the ear lobes down towards the shoulders and then release. Then I’ll pinch the earlobes just a little further up Again pulling the earlobe gently away from the head.
We’ll continue this gentle pull all the way up the ears pinching a little bit higher each time as I go. It’s believed in chinese medicine that the ear represents every single part of the body in some form or another. So by massaging ears, you are in effect giving a gentle, relaxing massage to the whole body. So this is a great way to help your partner relax and get calm and peaceful. From here, I’ll work my way up to the forehead with my fingers and thumbs. I like to use my thumbs.
To work the space between the eyebrows, which is a place where people will carry a lot of tension. If you think about how stressed you are however aggrivated you become that your children how frustrating your finances can be sometimes. All of that tension gets stored in our face. You don’t necessarily think about it but this is a really great massage technique to help to relax tension between the brow. I like to think about it as rubbing the wrinkles out. If only it were that simple. So i’ll continue massaging all the way up through the.
Forehead. There is so much tension that can get stored in the forehead. So just start to separate the skin giving a nice stretch to those tiny little muscles that connect your face to your skull. working along the edge of the eyebrow is extremely helpful. There are a lot of pressure points, acupressure points, along the eyebrow so as you work that edge it’s very relaxing and soothing. And here you can easily start to work into the temples on either side of the eyes. I like to use gentle circles here.
And just be sure that you’re not using too much pressure because oftentimes the temples can be quite sensitive. And then I’ll change directions of my circles just rotating my fingers in the opposite direction. After working the forehead and the eyebrows, working around the temples, I like to work down into the jaw. So this is good for people who clench their jaws, grind their teeth, and is even a great approach to start working with someone who suffers with TMJ. So as you work your fingers below the cheekbone.
You’ll start to notice a really tight band of muscle fiber. And this is called the masseter. It’s the big muscle that moves your jaw opened and closed. So I’m using a pretty steady pressure here. It’s firm, but i’m not working terribly deeply because the masseter can also be extremely sensitive. But once I’ve made contact with the muscle I’m applying that firm steady pressure and also pressing slightly downward toward her chest. So this way I’m actually stretching and lengthening out any tension in the masseter. you can actually work into the masseter for quite a long time.
Because it’s a muscle that works all the time and works very hard. It can build up quite a lot of tension. So it’s very easy to spend a fair amount of time just working into this tiny little tight band of tissue. As you develop your sensitivity you’ll even notice little pockets of excess tension. So you can work even more specifically into those areas. And then once I’ve worked the jaw I like to bring my hands underneath the chin and just gently stroke my hands underneath her jaw line.
This is very soothing and very comforting. It’s something that can help your partner to relax is very deeply. And you want to just bring both hands all the way up to the forehead. From here I can work all of my finger tips from the eyebrows with firm steady pressure all the way out towards the hair line. I usually repeat this a few times. It feels very nice. And from here it’s very easy to transition directly into a scalp massage. And just about everyone i know loves having their scalp massaged.
So anytime you spend a little time massaging someone’s scalp you’re usually going to be their new best friend. I’m gonna just work my way all the way around the scalp, behind the ears, at the base of the head, I work up to the hairline just working my way all the way around the whole cranium. So this is a really nice way to finish a face massage. Oftentimes i’ll finish my full body massage with this head, neck, face massage. So after their entire body is relaxed then I can do a little bit of this extra deeply relaxing stuff.
Upper Back Massage Shoulders How To Therapy Techniques, Jen Hilman Relaxing ASMR Massage
Life Wisdom. Psychetruth Massage. Hi! I’m Jen Hilman and I am competing with Athena Jezik to see which one of us can get the most thumbs up and the most likes! So I’d really appreciate it if you leave me a thumbs up, leave me a comment, like my tutorial, and today I’m going to demonstrate some massage techniques for the upper back and shoulders. So to get started I’ve already applied some oil to Corrina’s back and I’m just starting to use some long strokes with a nice firm pressure.
Just starting to warm up her muscle tissue. It’s important to give your partner a chance to warm up so that their superficial muscles can start to relax allowing you to work a little bit more deeply. So I’m just using my thumb here and moving across the space between the shoulder blade and the spine. And by doing this I’m not only warming up her tissues but I’m also starting to get a sense of where her knots are. So just about everybody has kniots of tension in their upper back.
And shoulders. Leave me a thumbs up that’s you! And as I found a place here where she is quite tense, I’m just working my thumb into the area with a steady firm pressure, inviting these muscles to start to relax. So I’m gently rubbing into this tight muscle which allows for more circulation. So you might notice that her skin is getting a little pink. That’s a good sign that blood is flooding into the area and that blood is carrying nutrients, fresh oxygen which is good for the muscles.
So I’m just working my way down the muscle tissue here. It seems to be a little series of knots. So I’m just taking the time to work one at a time. There’s no need to rush when you’re getting into this work. You really wanna give your attention fully, fully focused on the person that you’re working with. As I work my way closer to her spine I notice that there is some tightness in these muscles right on either side of the spine. So again I’m just using a firm steady pressure with my thumbs.
To invite circulation and relaxation into the area. So coming back up towards her shoulder you can feel along the edge of the scapula and then find the top edge of that bone. A lot of times people will also carry knots in the upper part of the shoulder along the top edge of the scapula. So I’ll work my way in with my thumbs again here just finding where those tight spots are, working slowly and deeply into the tissue. And it does take some sensitivity on your part to.
Feel where these knots are and where the tight places are and that’s why I say it’s really good to practice on lots of people. So if you go ahead and favorite this tutorial, you can follow along while you practice on different people and then you’ll see that everyone’s body feels different and even though you might find the same areas of tension everyone’s quality of tension and tightness in the muscles of the shoulders and upper back feels different. So the more people you can practice on the more you can develop your skills and.
Your sensitivity of touch. And once I’ve worked some deep tissue techniques into an area i like to finish up with some more Swedish or superficial massage techniques just to start to soothe an area that I’ve worked pretty hard. So coming up to the top of the shoulders, I’m just kneading into the trapezius here, which should feel pretty good. I’m not using too much pressure, just squeezing out the muscles. This also helps to improve the blood flow. It helps keep circulation moving into the area. I’m just helping to soothe those muscles that just got a deep workout.
So you can see now how nice and pink her skin is as as a result of so much blood being pumped into the area. So this is a good sign when your partner starts to turn a little flushed. With Corrina faced down like this it’s a perfect opportunity for me to work into the upper portion of the trapezius muscle that goes all the way up into the neck and attaches at the base of the skull. So by gently kneading with my fingers and my thumb I’m just gently pinching.
And pulling the muscle away from the bone. Even though I say I’m pinching I’m not pinching her in a painful way. I’m making contact with the actual muscle. So be sure when you’re working in this area that you’re not just pulling the skin but that you are actually connecting with the muscle. And this is great for relieving headache tension. A lot of times people with chronic headaches are dealing with a lot of tension in the upper neck. So this is a great way to help relieve some of that tightness.
And then just finishing up with some gentle swedish style strokes that help to increase circulation and soothe the muscles. This is a great deep tissue workout for the upper back and into the neck as well as the upper shoulder. So thanks a lot for watching! Leave me a comment and let me know where your most tight areas are. I’m always making new tutorials so I can help make tutorials that target your areas of tension and stress. Don’t forget leave me some thumbs up and like my tutorial so I can have more likes than Athena! Yeah!.