Hip Stretch Knee Into Shoulder Lunge

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This technique is a variation on the hip stretch shown in both Deep Tissue Massage DVD and the Swedish Massage DVD.
With your client supine, have their hip flexed and their knee flexed as much as possible. Facing away from your client press their knee toward the table with your shoulder while lunging forward.

This stretch is often felt in the hip or in the low back. Some clients will feel this stretch in their Soleus or Achilles tendon. Clients will feel it in the area that they are tightest.

Occasionally I have had clients that don't feel anything with the hip stretch or with this stretch. It can be because they are already flexible and do not need the stretch. 

Thank you to Robert Hall for sharing this technique with me.


Clients with ostroporosis or risk factors for osteoporosis
Clients with hip replacement surgery

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