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Now and Zen Bodyworks and Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttock region, spasms and causes buttock pain. The piriformis muscle can also irritate the nearby sciatic nerve and cause pain, numbness and tingling along the back of the leg and into the foot (similar to sciatic pain).Massage therapy, specifically deep tissue is particularly effective at treating piriformis syndrome.

A series of sessions consisting of Trigger Point Therapy, stretching the affected muscles and restoring normal range of motion are the first steps towards treatment.Additionally, we will explore your daily habits that may be causing the issue and teach you some stretches and massage techniques that you can do on your own in between treatments. Initially, progressive piriformis stretching is employed, starting with 5 seconds of sustained stretch and gradually working up to 60 seconds. This is repeated several times throughout the day.


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