Did you arrive here looking for relief for back pain, tailbone pain, sacrum pain, etc? I hate to disappoint, but the site of pain is rarely the problem and that’s the case here too! The QL is one of the more abused muscles that we tend to “go after” because we’re trying to soothe low back pain.
However, if your QL is tight (and you don’t have back pain) there’s a chance it is affecting another part of your body that you may not be aware of. This is a great technique for exploration of an area that isn’t often at the root of pain, but can be in some unusual cases.
It’s not typically a super intense technique, but can be an unexpectedly good one if you have tightness up or downstream in the thoracolumbar fascia that could be affected by the QL.
This is a quick and somewhat unusual technique compared to the rest of my arsenal, but will be super helpful for some you!
Give this a try and let me know what it helps you with. Did you encounter some unexpected relief in another part of your body?
Share your experience below and I’ll come talk to you in the comments!