Pregnancy Piriformis & Gluteus Massage

Commonly Used For: Pregnancy-Related Pain.

Video Transcription: I'm going to show you a good way to massage through your piriformis and glute muscles here, which commonly get tight during pregnancy and can contribute to some sciatic nerve pain that you might be having. So, a good way to do this is to use either a golf ball, or any small, hard, round object will work really. What you're going to do, is you're going to lay on your back. You're going to put the ball underneath your bottom, right wherever it is that you feel that tight, painful area. Keep that leg bent, your opposite leg will be straight. And then all you're going to do is let your leg drop out, and back up, out, and back up. You should feel the golf ball, or whatever you're using, kind of kneading into your muscle, right where that painful spot is. You can do that a few times, and then move the golf ball a little bit. Kind of move it around to different parts of your muscle, depending on where you're getting your pain. And just massage it out. It'll be painful initially, but the more you do it, the less pain you should feel in there. If at any point during this exercise you feel pain, cramping, contractions, then definitely stop and get a hold of your doctor. So this is your glute massaging exercise.


WARNING! These exercise demonstration videos are designed to be educational. Please consult with your doctor before attempting to perform any of these exercises. If you experience any pain or discomfort, do not continue the exercise. STOP and consult your doctor!