Hello, I have a quick question.

by Jeffrey Kim
(California Los Angeles )

When I try to do the self-massage portion (calming the muscle down) my side muscles are so tight that I have no power to sink and then turn.
Is there another way I can calm the muscle down? Maybe using a tennis ball or foam roller?

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Nov 30, 2020
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Self-massage question
by: Stephen

Hi Jeffrey,

Thank you for the question.

Make sure that your knees are bent with your feet on the ground/bed so that the abdominal region is completely slack. Also make sure that you're not inadvertently contracting your abdominal muscles. Otherwise it's impossible to make good contact.

You would not be able to access the iliacus with a tennis ball due to its location and, for the psoas, using a tool can be done but I encourage being able to feel what you're contacting with your fingertips.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Stephen

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