Sports Massage Demonstration: Psoas Muscle for Back, Butt and Leg Pain, Athletic Tune-Up Austin

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Sports Massage Demonstration: Psoas Muscle for Back, Butt and Leg Pain, Athletic Tune-Up Austin

In this video, sports massage therapist, Ron Vaughn, explains why a tight psoas muscle can lead to pain or discomfort in the lower back, butt, legs, thighs, and core muscles. He demonstrates a unique technique for relaxing the psoas muscle and provides instruction that other therapists may find useful. The psoas muscle is a large part of the hip flexors muscle group and is used every time we walk, run, sit, etc.

Ron graduated in 1997 from Austin Schools of Massage in Austin, TX, and also has a Bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sports Science from Southwest Texas State University (a.k.a. Texas State University of San Marcos).
Ron's knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, health & fitness and his experience in athletic training, sports & recreation give him a unique style of sports massage. Ron uses Swedish massage, hydrotherapy, deep tissue, Myofascial release, and trigger point, (ROM) range of motion, stretching, and strength exercises to correct soft tissue dysfunction. Overuse of injured muscles may often create problems and imbalances in the soft tissues, which may become chronic if ignored.

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Author 종로총각의 총각김치 ( ago)
I cant imagine what would happen if theres no camera..(jk) haha

Author Heart Felt ( ago)
I wish you could work on me. I have major knots in my buttocks.

Author MrRedstardude ( ago)
You have to be careful that you don't slip when doing a psoas massage,
otherwise you could lose your hand.

Author Eric Bouler ( ago)
Or you could just stretch the psoas by having the client move their leg off
the table while they are laying supine. Place your hands a few inches above
the knee, and press down while you ask the client to resist your force by
lifting their leg up. That is one technique I learned in massage therapy
school. I have never seen this before.

Author Saif Alabl ( ago)
يگدر احد يترجملي شو قال

Author ADREES REHMAN ( ago)
Man i bet she got horny and why dose he not finger her.after this vid I
would have still been rubbing her then open up my zipper and see what she
really wants lol

Author ndc81167 (1155 years ago)
Kate your thighs are awesome ,, and your so adorable

Author Jacob4927 ( ago)
that was great

Author Angel Angel ( ago)
Hi I need to find someone to message my psoas, it so sore, if tape will it

Author Jenn C ( ago)
It attaches to the lesser trochanter of the femur, not the "femur area".

Author James Gaffney ( ago)
Thank you. Very helpful.

Author RichMartin FreeweightsAndSpeed. ( ago)
Surely you can't reach the psoas through the stomach

Author Shawna F. Mathieson ( ago)
I have endured back pain for decades till learned a effective treatment.

Author ChancetheCanine ( ago)
Good job Ron!! 

Author Guatemalan Gorilla ( ago)
I would of gotten really horny if I was him lol 

Author Camaj Fiber Arts ( ago)
I'm a physical therapist and I found your vid EXTREMELY helpful! I am
going to use it on a patient today.

Author fanofkt ( ago)
Come on. He's digging for labia at 6:15.

Author Gary Addis ( ago)
Psyche, you are too far posterior to work the iliopsoas attachment. The
conjoined iliacus and psoas tendon attached to the lesser trochanter of the
femur, which is located medial of anterior thigh and quite deep, and there
on the posterior thigh you are not near it. Working higher, you are
endangering the fragile inguinal ligament at the juncture of abdomen and

No personal insult intended, but your video may be relied upon by students,
or those who want to massage a loved one, and you are providing wrong
information. You should refer to your anatomy textbooks, then redo the
video, correcting your glaring mistakes.

Author HodgsonsNose ( ago)
He's not getting anywhere near the psoas and nor could he. It's very
deep-lying. Everything this guy says is BS. 

Author Hassan zam ( ago)
U should fuck her

Author GER6655 ( ago)
Was wondering,what would u think is the cause/treatment for nerve pain in
FRONT of both my leggs.Have disc damage in L4 L5.MRI scan shows no nerves
being touched..

Author Alula ( ago)
i couldnt focus long enough to wait for the blood to get back to my brain. 

Author ThumbsUpBrah ( ago)
Just saw this clip on Chelsey Handler show on E! network 3/18/2014. Nvm it
was a Repeat.

Author Lou X XX ( ago)
Physical Therapists treat hot looking women better than an average looking
man like me. They barely do anything for me when I was at their offices. I
am coming on YouTube to look for self massage tips so I can do it myself.

Author shelly caldeira ( ago)
Thank you for sharing.

Author Jesse Medin (thizz) ( ago)
Show us how to hit it 

Author Patrick McManus ( ago)
It is excellent. It is exactly where is tight like a piece of wood on my
left leg. I was told for $$$$$ that my left hip is less mobile by
Feldenkrais therapists taugt by Moshe Feldenkrais himself. They have no
idea how your body is put together. I do not know how to find someone in
San Francisco. Really appreciated you putting up the video. Liana 

Author MrsGxoxo ( ago)
I would do this hand over hand-the therapists hand is over and guiding the
patients-especially a male therapist on a female.......but this was a good
video on this often over looked mm for low back pain. It's one I often
educate my clients on.

Author Erkica Platz ( ago)
when did she climax?

Author Leon Stroman ( ago)
Great video and very informative. Know some releases but have never
massaged in the fold area. Massaging and flexing the ligament is especially
helpful. Thanx

Author Gill Williams ( ago)
I have enjoyed watching your techniques and have used them at sporting
events. They have also helped and been informative in my Sports Massage
classes. Thanks :-)

Author Brian Burney ( ago)
Excellent demo/discussion. unfortunately many massage therapists do not
adequately cover psoas, obturators, quads & hamstrings. I had low back
pain for months and had a massage by a therapist working at a major ski
area whose obvious focus was lower body work. Following her session which
included psoas release plus streatching & massage of obturators, quads &
hamstrings, I was amazed how good my back felt. You are an excellent mentor
for our develping massage therapists. Thank you for your good work and

Author Chris Stavro ( ago)
you explained all my knee/back problems in one video. Thank you! l have
beef jerky hamstrings, and tight everything. I want to get back to
squatting and deadlifts...l can't even touch my toes yet. l'll look for a
good sports massage therapist in my arrea.

Author Steve Sims ( ago)
Hey Man, Its Very Informative video thank's for sharing...!

Author Pax Vidz (Pax555) ( ago)
I really liked it. Few people really share N not really reveal what is
happening at your muscle structure level. It's really good to show with the

Author ilyjax ( ago)
2:34 I can see her v*egina moving... :/

Author Jeanette lingley ( ago)
Hi, I enjoyed the different ways to get to the psoas,thanks,,and you are
funny also which makes it fun to watch.. :)

Author Julie Huerta ( ago)
thank you soooo much, just what i wanted to hear knew this was my problem
starting with hip pain and now lower back .went to ortho dr today and was
not happy at all with him telling me the psoas has nothing to do with back
its a seperate problem did not even lay a hand on me .and wanted to do
xrays per protocal than mri i dodged it all just to get straight to therapy
hopefully it will be like your video i just watched love that you love and
think of this so cool knowing how it all functions ,great explantions 

Author bigchris3121 ( ago)
I know unconditioned Love. That is enough.

Author stat2k ( ago)
Emotions is good, but don't let your feelings come into play. That's when
you suffer from your heart. Distinguish between emotions and feelings.

Author Jen Springer ( ago)
This is a great video, love your delivery!

Author bigchris3121 ( ago)
My mind and heart work together. Emotions from the heart, it's more than a

Author stat2k ( ago)
No it's your mind, not your heart as you think. Heart is always related to
mental pain, it's not healthy. Passion should be mind related, not heart
related. I assume that's how it was with Tupac.

Author bigchris3121 ( ago)
His conversations were fueled by passion, the ones i've seen anyways. Im
into everything with my heart, keeps me goin strong.

Author stat2k ( ago)
He prepared everything. He was educated, read about everything that he
spoke of. You can't be into everything with your heart, otherwise youll
suffer a heart attack at 40.

Author bigchris3121 ( ago)
Tupac spoke fluidly because it was from his heart and flowed. 

Author Min Moon ( ago)
That pun

Author Nancy Campoverde ( ago)
thank so much your videos has help me understand a lot that i didn't even
know !!!!

Author Massagem Quiroprática ( ago)
I do massage groin strain in association with manipulation of the legs, or
leg rotation internal sense and external standing direction, turning left
at the foot rotation, and lifting his foot in length. For only I can pay
attention to your massage, but do not understand what I hear in English.
facebook . com / marcos . shaolin

Author borosgirl ( ago)
ups wrong spelling 

Author borosgirl ( ago)
She has a chewing gum in her mouth during massage! This could be dangeorus.

Author Valter da Silva ( ago)
One of the best videos on the subject. Thank you. 

Author C.J Power ( ago)
Are you jealous? 

Author shane hamilton ( ago)
weakness/balance is prob more of a nerve issue if only on one side or
something more serious if on both sides. Either way go to a physical
therapist and get it checked out:-) 

Author kleymannie ( ago)
She does! 

Author Nikiesha Boyle ( ago)

She has a phat kitty

I'd like to get it in with her. Na, just kidding

Author beenbox ( ago)
I really liked the content of the video, and the delivery held my attention
well. This guy knows his stuff 

Author scruffjones15 ( ago)
Could my psoas be causing balance and weakness in legs ?

Author NozomiChild ( ago)
Kate's eyes are boring into my soul. 

Author haqatak23 ( ago)
kate is very pretty, i'd love to give her a sports massage. 

Author Betty J Dombek ( ago)
Ron, that was very helpful; as I am having pain on my left side, pain in
Lft buttock, goes down entire left left leg to foot; hurts to lift my left
leg up, chiro told me my pelvis was off??how much? didn't say. I am hoping
i can get a good LMT to work on me as you have demonstrated. thanks!!

Author 001qas ( ago)
He is clearly a good doctor, but he seems to lack confidence. Maybe he
thought she was cute? I don't know.

Author 001qas ( ago)
He is uncomfortable so it makes her uncomfortable.

Author nachiangmai1 ( ago)
Ron. You are great. I learn a lot and keep watching your video. Creative. 

Author Akash Nandnaware ( ago)
My classmates laughed when I told them I was going to get shredded applying
Moro Muscle Ripper, but then I showed them the results. Google Moro Muscle
Ripper to see their reaction.

Author nixter206 ( ago)
Good techniques. Pretty thorough with the muscle groups and tendons.
Obviously, not a public speaker, but I like the effort. Working the ITBand
also helps relieving knee problems, allowing the psoas to relax, if
overworked. Thanx for the demonstration vid.

Author puertorricane ( ago)
She seemed uncomfortable 

Author KyleCoxTAMU ( ago)
What a camera angle! yaaaaaaay vagina lips. Very educational FAP FAP FAP

Author Kitty Paws ( ago)
God, people are so stupid! This was a very informative video. Being a
massage therapist, I didn't find this pornographic. You perverts are

Author Jonathan Giler ( ago)
Why not make a porno while your at it

Author TonyHype91 ( ago)
I couldnt do this job especially to women because i would get in trouble. I
cant help it lol but this dude looks like he knows what hes doing! 

Author ATD ( ago)
dude put his weewee on her hand lol... overly excited masseur...

Author ATD ( ago)
(de)boning the chicken...

Author copsarestupidpigs ( ago)
Did she cum?

Author NooseForAGiant ( ago)
5:55. BAM

Author NooseForAGiant ( ago)
I love me a good cooter massage.

Author invizible flawz ( ago)
Kelly Starrett is about the definition of relaxed professionalism. Not
hating on this guy, I would be awkward as shit doing this!!

Author invizible flawz ( ago)
Knows his stuff for sure, but I think he's a little too worried about the
vagina gobbling up his finger and doesn't speak with enough confidence. Him
trying to make the video less awkward ended up making it more awkward lmao.

Author Ken McKean ( ago)
Hi Ron and Kate. Really liked your video. If I was making a video like
this, I would be the same so can relate and learn from your way of
instructing. Great stuff Ron. I'll be watching more of your vids :) 

Author peteyinjersey ( ago)
I love the comment "It's like deboning a chicken" LOL....laughed so hard at
that comment cause it was unexpected while watching an instructional video.
Thanks for making me laugh =p

Author SERVISONE ( ago)
Hilarious! I think its cool cuz most vids are serious and to uptight!

Author Isaac H. ( ago)

Author Alex Flores ( ago)
Were you troubled as a child?

Author Brent Corvalan ( ago)
This is hilarious! This guy makes it so awkward LMAO 

Author Kedar Pitre ( ago)
Ron, I get a pain in the area near the groin on the inner side of the hip
joint when I pull my knee towards the chest.It does not pain when I press
that area. The pain is also when I attempt a lunge where the action is
similar to pulling the knee towards the chest. It does not pain when I run.
Please advise a remedy. 

Author Slitz Nicter ( ago)

Author carolyn martens ( ago)
i like how he says at the end.. if you dont like what i said, i get that a
lot.... lol i definitely would never get a massage from this guy

Author 1LGreenOut ( ago)
If you want to get ripped and cut, you should make a search on Google for
"Oak Muscle Method". You are certain to end up getting the muscles you

Author Joe Lundin ( ago)
6:19 ''ohh''

Author John Rebel ( ago)
Sounded like Ronnie Coleman was hooting and hollering in the background

Author Mohammed O ( ago)
5:02 i wanna be a massager !!!!!!!!!

Author MrAntiBuffoonery ( ago)
This guy is lacking in professionalism.

Author Matt ( ago)
Speaks his mind even though it's sure to get him in trouble....This guy's
the George Dubya of massage therapists. 

Author Gina Miller ( ago)
THANK YOU! I have been having issues, that I believe are all related to
this muscle...time for some serious massage.

Author Simran Singh ( ago)
In the whole video I just heard aaaaa

Author Mahesh Gawli ( ago)
today i came to realize what problem i have been facing since few months.

Author Bruce Eaton ( ago)
good explanation thanks 

Author ImJust Great247 ( ago)
I want to be just like you!! lol

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