Pain in the Booty

Happy October!

Fall is definitely in the air in our home. We’re up to our eyeballs in football between our beloved Broncos and both boys playing on flag football teams….we’re working on coming up with some great Halloween costumes…and we’re gearing up for winter and the upcoming snowboard season. And just think, only 85 more days till Christmas! Yikes!

This month’s muscle is one that seems to bother us all at one point or another. It’s deep, guarded, sensitive, temperamental and a real pain in the butt!

Thumbs up for September

I’m also celebrating my 16th year as a massage therapist this month! I am so incredibly grateful to still be going strong in a career that I love so much. I honestly cannot imagine doing anything else! People often ask if my hands are sore after all these years of massaging. I’ll tell you a secret….some times, if I work too hard or too much in one day, I do get sore thumbs and hands. This month’s muscle is one that I have to really work with to keep from hurting me and I’ve found most people have some level of soreness in this muscle.
So, without further ado……September’s Muscle of the Month…..

Psoas I was saying…

August is here and I’m feeling bittersweet.  On the sweet side….the weather has been gorgeous-not too hot or rainy, my backyard wildflowers are beautiful, we’re excitedly getting ready for the big JDRF walk, and we’re still enjoying the pool, the hikes and the time in the sun.  But the rapidly passing summer also feels bitter…..we did the dreaded back to school shopping this week, the realization that my first born son is about to turn 12 and start middle school is setting in, and my baby is already 8 and going into the 3rd grade! I love spending summer days with my boys and I miss them terribly when they head back for a new school year. They’re growing up, times are changing, and the days are whipping by at a furious rate. Time to seize the day! We took some time in July to do just that, to  slow down and enjoy the moment, and our beautiful state.  For 6 days we hiked, explored and made lifelong memories around CO. We had a great time on our adventure, but all that activity (and the cheap hotel beds) left me with some hip and low back pain. Now that I’m home and I’ve done some self massage, I think I’ve found the culprit….a muscle that tends to cause a lot of issues for a lot of people, but isn’t very well known. This month’s muscle is a doozy……