3 Psoas Stretch


3 Ratings


Limited range of motion on hyperextension of thigh.
Need for increased ROM at hip (dancers, athletes).
Stitching pain around inguinal ligament.


Use a pillow under the abdomen if there is an excessive lordosis.
Always keep pressure on the sacrum in an inferior direction while doing this technique to isolate the stretch to the hip and to protect the low back.


Cradle your client’s leg with your forearm so that their calf is resting on your forearm and your hand is proximal to their knee which is extended. With your other hand press on the sacrum inferiorally. Lift the leg and circumduct it in both directions as far as it goes comfortably.

Related Techniques:

Psoas PNF Stretch from Deep Tissue Massage DVD
Psoas PNF Stretch from Sports Massage DVD
Psoas PNF Stretch Prone
Psoas PNF Stretch Sidelying
Psoas PNF Variation Sidelying
Psoas Self PNF Stretch 

See also the Psoas Page for other techniques to work with the Psoas Muscle

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