Pain-free psoas massage release is not that big a deal. Your physical therapist, chiropractor, or yoga instructor may have informed you that you have a tight psoas muscle and given you stretching exercises to help you release it.

While they are undoubtedly correct—a tight psoas is a widespread problem—static stretching has little to no long-term effect on psoas muscle tension. We’ll explain why pain-free psoas massage release therapy works and how to perform it yourself in this blog, but first, we’ll define the psoas muscle and the difficulties it might create.

What is a psoas muscle?

The psoas muscle, often known as the psoas major, is a vital core muscle. The psoas connects the lumbar vertebrae to the lesser trochanter – towards the head of the femur. It is linked with the iliacus muscle, and the two are referred to as the iliopsoas. It is also tough to feel with your hands and perceive inwardly due to their position deep in the body’s center.

What do psoas muscles do?

  • When the psoas contracts, it pulls the knee toward the stomach because it flexes the hip. 
  • The psoas laterally turns the hip, allowing you to stand with your feet pointed outward like a ballet dancer. 
  • The psoas adducts the hip, moving the leg closer to the body’s center. Squeezing your knees together activates your adductors.
  • Because of its attachments to the lumbar vertebrae, the psoas muscle aids in lateral pelvic tilting (lifting the hips one at a time) and lateral spine flexion (bending the spine to one side).

What are the common causes of strained psoas?

  • Sitting for long hours
  • Slouching
  • Fetal sleeping position
  • Poor body mechanics
  • Running

What are the signs of a tight psoas muscle?

  • Pain in the lower back, hip, buttocks, pelvis, or groin
  • Radiating pain down the leg
  • Sciatica
  • Lumbar disc problems
  • Limping
  • Unstable in the core of the body
  • Limited flexibility in the lower back

So please continue reading below to learn more about pain-free psoas massage release therapy and how to do it.

PSOAS Muscle Massage: Why Get It Anyway?

PSOAS muscle massage will benefit you from various advantages, such as:

  • Improves hip joint movement – It helps increase mobility and joint range of motion in the hip flexors.
  • Relieves back pain – It will treat lower back pain due to weak psoas.
  • Prevents anterior hip and groin pain – It is one of the best solutions to treat anterior pain and groin pain where untreated psoas can be the culprit.
  • Improves posture – It solves the problem of poor posture that causes muscular tightness from the muscles that attach your spine to your legs. 

You should get yourself a psoas muscle massage! But keep in mind that this is not a pleasant muscle to treat. Maintain communication with your therapist during the session, and prepare for trigger spots. You may need to take deep breaths while working out, but your muscles will thank you in the end – 100% guaranteed! Check with Massage Rx now for quality PSOAS muscle massage. We are known as one of the go-to experts for this condition and as:

How to Massage PSOAS Muscle the Easy & Effective Way


How to massage PSOAS muscle? We’ll use a massage ball for this lower back self-massage:

  • Lay on your back and insert the ball in the soft tissue area to the right of your spine between your ribs and the top of your pelvis.
  • Roll onto the ball with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor.
  • To add pressure, open your right knee and place it on the floor.
  • Then either lie down or press onto your left foot to hover your hips and rotate your pelvis forward, back and side to side.
  • Repeat on the other side.

Following that, here’s how to massage PSOAS muscle yourself:

  • Kneel and lay your fingertips 2 inches apart on either side of your navel. Insert the ball to relieve the psoas major.
  • Lay in a sphinx position on your stomach, raised on your forearms and lay the balls below you one at a time.
  • Allow the balls to penetrate as they journey through the abdominal muscles and internal organs to reach the attachment of the psoas major to the anterior surfaces of the transverse processes of the vertebrae by remaining on your forearms or lying down, being motionless, and breathing.

Want to know the different ways on how to massage PSOAS muscle? Check our Youtube video as a guide to help you with the treatment. Also, search our website for more useful blogs regarding the benefits of other massage therapy methods, such as Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, and Couple Massage.