A gentleman in his mid 40’s came to see me this week for a third visit. On his first visit he had massive pain in his left leg in variable places sometimes a far as his shin and foot. He described the pain as deep tooth ache and no amount of moving would give him any comfort. His description suggested a nerve impingement in his lower back/bum.
His Psoas and Glute Max, Glute Med, and TFL (tensor facia lata) were all very tight and yet he could not recall any injury or overuse which might have caused such a problem. Testing with Kinesiology we discovered that his Psoas was in spasm because of an emotional issue concerning frustration and resentment for the last couple of months. We worked to release these emotions and then worked the muscles to release the spasm as well.
One week after this visit I saw him again and continued in the same way, also working on his new frustration at not being able to be as active as he wanted because of the discomfort in his leg.
Two weeks after that I saw him again and, whilst he was aware that his back was tight at times, he had stopped taking any pain relief and was back to all the activities he enjoyed.
Our minds are so powerful and we often have to release the emotional triggers before we can release the muscle spasms.
With best wishes
P.S. I am looking forward to providing Sports Massage to the Beachy Head marathon entrants on Saturday week (29 Oct) along with the rest of our team, John, Sue, and Tash. See you there!!