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IT band deep tissue massage?

Discussion in 'Deep Tissue Massage' started by Taylor Pivarnick, Nov 20, 2011.

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  1. Taylor Pivarnick

    Taylor Pivarnick New Member

    Nov 20, 2011
    okay so i play soccer and have many knee problems one of them is my IT band so im in highschool and we have a trainer?theripist at our school for injuries and things so i went to her and she said she has never seen anyone with such a tight it band and the first day i went she said she did not want to massage it because it was so tight she was afraid it would pop or rip. then i went back 2 days later and she did it, i cried through the entire thing it hurt so bad, and now 1 day later its sore and cramping and feels like little needles in it! is this normal what should i do? any sugg?
  2. Judy

    Judy Member

    Aug 8, 2009
    You need professional help on this one. Go to a Physical Therapist who has specialized in sports medicine and have a full evaluation. There may be more to this, such and hip/back problems, which complicate the issue.

    As well as the tightness, it sounds like you need help with the pain, which the therapist would also be able to help with. They will balance the need for pain relief with the need for stretching and restoring mobility.
  3. Richard C

    Richard C Member

    Sep 17, 2009
    Taylor, most of the time when one sees tightness in this area it comes from weakness in the gluteals. Most people don't realize that there are 3 gluteal muscles. The large one everyone is familiar with the others are to stabilize the hip. There maybe a number of reasons for the weakness. What you are going to need is an evaluation of not just the hip but your body. Females have wider hips then males. The wider hips often create problems at the knees. So there is no way of knowing all of this via message boards. As for the massage it was most likely too strong thus the pain. Try this instead. Take either a golf or tennis ball. Roll the ball along the side of your leg. When you find a tender spot push the ball down into that spot for about 15 seconds. This should break up that spot and allow the blood flow to return to it. Continue doing this up and down the leg until you have covered the entire thigh. Also go up into the area above the hip bone. This might be very painful but work that area also. I would also suggest that you work on strengthening the muscles of your thighs especially the hip abductors, muscles that move the legs away from the body.
  4. sugaruzh

    sugaruzh New Member

    Jul 8, 2013
    i have the same horrible

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