Piriformis Syndrome Massage

Piriformis Syndrome Massage

1. Massage the meridians in the legs. You’ll begin by sitting on the floor. Your knees should be bent and the soles of your feet should be placed together. Allow your knees to naturally relax downwardly. Take the palm of your hand and place it on the back of your knee. Begin making long massaging strokes toward the groin area. Repeat the motion for fifteen to twenty times. Then, you’ll slowly rise to a standing position. With your palms facing down, you’ll begin massaging at your hips. You’ll slowly move the massage down the back of your legs to the foot area, From the foot, you’ll move to the inside of your legs and massage up to your abdominal area (Figures 225 and 226). You may repeat the massage technique nine times. Then, you’ll slowly rise to a standing position. With your palms facing down, you’ll begin massaging at your hips. You’ll slowly move the massage down the back of your legs to the foot area. From the foot, you’ll move to the inside of your legs and massage up to your abdomen (Figures 225 and 226). You may repeat the massage technique nine times.

2. The piriformis can be very difficult to massage on your own. If no one is available to help you, you may lay down on the floor and place a tennis ball between the piriformis and gluteal muscles and the floor. Gently slide the sore and tensed areas across the ball.

3. Take the palm of your hand and depress downwardly along the sciatic region, moving along the area in small circular massaging motions.

4. Also review these Sports Massage Techniques