Hip Flexor Massage on the Foam Roller

lower body Jan 23, 2016
 

A little warning right off the bat: If this is your first time doing this massage THIS MAY HURT!

The foam roller is a great tool to strengthen the body, but even better at massaging the muscles and fascia that can get tight and restrictive.  They need to be loosened up to undo those pesky knots and trigger points, which can make even basic functional movement more difficult. 

Hip flexors are tight on a lot of us.  That tightness can make you lean forward, affecting posture, leg muscle stability and your glutes from firing properly.  It's not just stretching that’s going to fix it, massage is just as important.

This is pretty simple, so I'll let the video do the talking.

 

Things to remember:

  • Roll from the hip crease all the way to the groove above the knee cap (but not on it).
  • Start with the length of the quads, then dig in on specific areas.
  • If the massage is too painful on a black (firm) foam roller, then see if you can get your hands on a softer one. There are many different types of foam rollers on the market.
  • You can also rock back and forth where your hips meet your quads for a very specific massage.

Make life move better,

 

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