All about that bass

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Gluteus Maximus
What’s the big deal?

Behinds everyone has one! I have new massage clients who are modest and don’t want anyone working on their backside. I understand but let me explain why you may change your mind.

The gluteus maximus is the largest muscle we have. It does a lot of work. There are lots of muscles/layers included in the posterior chain.
Releasing the glutes can affect the whole body especially the back, legs, glutes, even the hip flexors and neck!

Some say the glutes are the most important area worked during a massage. These muscles are the connection between your upper and lower body.

I know people may be shy or modest but you can always have that area worked on over the sheet and with underwear on or commando. Many therapist will say “undress to your comfort level” meaning bottom underwear on or off.

As a massage therapist I have seen many derrières and they all look the same on the table. I was trying to do the math on how many bodies (people) I’ve worked on and it would be easily over 1,000. That’s over 1,000 butts I’ve touched 😂(finding nemo reference) so you don’t have anything I haven’t seen or worked on before.

Now let’s get back to how the glutes affect the rest of the body. Look at all these muscles, the layers of muscles and the ones that connect / run through the sacrum area. I will not go into a long anatomy lessons but just take a look at the anatomy of the derrière.

Working the glutes helps tremendously with lower back pain, hip pain, sciatic, knee pain and more…

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So when I try to talk you into having your glutes worked on I’m really trying to help your whole body.

If you come to be with back, hip
or knee pain for a massage or yoga you will now have an understanding of why we focus on the glutes. Trust me you will feel so much better after getting the pain in the backside worked out.

Side note: I do understand that it takes a lot of courage to get a massage and everyone has their own comfort levels. If you say you don’t want areas worked I will not work them but I will write this blog to try and educate on the benefits.

#sorrynotsorry #Ihadto 😂
-Toni Caroline Meeks

Tulsa, OK

918-710-8896

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