Tight hips? If you have them they can lead to lower back pain and sometimes knee pain as well. Try some simply massage and Pilates tips to help get your pelvis back on track. Make sure you are stretching the outside of your legs, also known as your IT band. This band of connective tissue provides the hip and knee stability and becomes tight when ever it is overused. This over use could be from working out a lot, or imbalances in your upper leg muscles that the IT band might be compensating for. You can simply stretch it or use a foam roller to "roll" to out. Remember to also stretch your hip and leg muscles to help keep everything in balance and flexible after your workouts. If you would like more information about how to stretch or strengthen these areas to help with hip or lower back pain visit our Contact Us page and email us or give me a call at 720-297-2622.
Born and raised in Colorado, Jamie Jolley received her massage certification in 2001 and her lymphatic drainage certification in 2012 from the Colorado School of Healing Arts in Lakewood. She received her Pilates certification through the Pilates of Cherry Creek studio in 2005. Jamie's passion is helping people feel happier, healthier and stronger through both massage therapy and Pilates training.