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  • Writer's pictureJane Franczak

Psoas?... So What?

You may or may not have heard of the Psoas (pronounced "so-as"), but this muscle is located deep in the core and connects the lower spine to the lower body. It helps to flex the hip joint and lifts the upper legs towards the body.

It directly affects the lumbar spine and pelvis. When the psoas is tight, it pulls the lower spine downward creating compression and tension. This can result in low back and hip pain.

The psoas is also referred to as the, "Muscle of the Soul," because it holds onto traumatic experiences at the cellular level. When we release tension in the psoas, not only can we create more movement and relief in the low back, but we can also help out body let go of trauma.

Tight psoas? Now what?.... Well, that is where the gift of Myofascial Release Therapy comes in. At SerendipPT we can help target this area to bring you relief. By focusing on this holistic approach and technique, we can get to the root of your discomfort to provide the release your body needs to establish alignment and balance. There are also a variety of yoga postures and at-home exercises to practice to treat yourself that we would be happy to share with you.

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