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 video 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 video 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 video
and leave a comment! Let me know where your most tight places are. I can make some videos to show some massage techniques to
relieve your tension. Thanks for watching and subscribe to Psychetruth so you can see more of my videos and others just like it.