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Gluteals – Neuromuscular Massage Protocol

This protocol treats the gluteal muscles of the hip with neuromuscular massage techniques. Pelvic balancing and other approaches are discussed in self-care and therapist notes of the related muscles. This protocol is best when it is part of an integrative sequence. You can find that sequence in the therapist’s notes.

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

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This muscle is a fan-shaped muscle with three sections. The front section often pulls at a 90-degree angle from the posterior section. You can learn more in this post about gluteus medius.

NOTE: This protocol is for mindful review by an experienced therapist. It is intended for learning with the hands-on training of a professional instructor. One should only do this with the necessary expertise to understand contraindications. Proper techniques are essential for safe and effective treatment.

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This routine is from The WorkBook of Classical Neuromuscular Therapy. Created at the ASHA School of Massage, it has trained thousands of therapists for more than 15 years.

These routines are intended for mindful review by bodywork professionals and are not appropriate as self-care for non-professionals. Self-injury could occur.

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