Pregnancy Piriformis & Gluteus Massage

Pregnancy Piriformis & Gluteus Massage


I’m going to show you a good way to massage
through your piriformis and glute muscles here, which commonly get tight during pregnancy
and can contribute to some sciatic nerve pain that you might be having. So, a good way to
do this is to use either a golf ball, or any small, hard, round object will work really.
What you’re going to do, is you’re going to lay on your back. You’re going to put the
ball underneath your bottom, right wherever it is that you feel that tight, painful area.
Keep that leg bent, your opposite leg will be straight. And then all you’re going to
do is let your leg drop out, and back up, out, and back up. You should feel the golf
ball, or whatever you’re using, kind of kneading into your muscle, right where that painful
spot is. You can do that a few times, and then move the golf ball a little bit. Kind
of move it around to different parts of your muscle, depending on where you’re getting
your pain. And just massage it out. It’ll be painful initially, but the more you do
it, the less pain you should feel in there. If at any point during this exercise you feel
pain, cramping, contractions, then definitely stop and get a hold of your doctor. So this
is your glute massaging exercise.

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