What do all of these muscles do for us? On a typical day, we get in and out of our cars, go up and down stairs, bend over to pick up vegetables that have flown off the cutting board or maybe go for a walk, correct?
This picture shows the deeper muscular layers of the hip. The beautiful gluteus maximus has been taken out (yes it's beautiful). The labels are tiny but you can get a pretty good idea of the amount of muscle in this area. Lots of layers, lots of strength, and a whole lot of importance.
One of my clients recently told me that he thinks of massage as "Educational, and a way to become more aware of tightness in places he didn't know about". Why is it that these places tend to linger around the low back, hips, and thighs? Perhaps you'd like to learn why?