Holistic Natural Health

Nina Pearson – Complementary Health Practitioner

Nina Pearson – Complementary Health Practitioner

Nina Pearson – Complementary Health Practitioner

Psoas Muscle Balancing

What is Psoas Muscle Balancing?

The Psoas Muscle along with the Iliacus connects the lower back and pelvis to the leg and is buried deep in the abdomen. The iliopsoas is one of the major muscle complexes of the body. It helps to maintain balance and stability of the spine and central core of the body. Many back and neck problems accompanied very often by chronic pain of varying degrees especially where there is vertebral misalignment have iliopsoas muscle involvement. The body gives subtle tell-tale signs which the trained eye can recognise when such postural problems exist.

The iliopsoas is also prone to lesions and one of its major functions is to collect toxins from the body. Poor clearance of these toxins by the muscle can lead to many irritating symptoms ranging from catarrhal states to chronic allergy, depression and mental confusion. The energy flow within the body is disturbed creating blocks and depletions which can be experienced in many ways.
Shortening or contraction of the muscle, because of its position, can lead to kidney problems and also limit movement of the diaphragm causing shortness of breath. This is also one reason why correction of misalignment problems causing common conditions within the musculo-skeletal system is often only temporary.

Balancing psoas muscleThere are various procedures for releasing lesions and balancing the iliopsoas muscles but it is most beneficial and important to release the groups of muscles which are interdependent with the iliopsoas.

Conditions that can indicate psoas involvement include:

  • Poor posture tending to round shouldered, slumping or swayback
  • Being pulled to one side
  • Difficulty sitting relaxed
  • Pain within the hip joint
  • Limping
  • Arthrosis of the knee
  • Arthrosis of the hip
  • Shortness of breath
  • Undiagnosed abdominal pain
  • Catarrhal states, post nasal drip
  • Confusion, poor memory, appearing vague
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Pressure felt in kidneys
  • Unexplained kidney problems eg. renal calculus
  • Feeling of tension within the trunk when sitting and or lying

Psoas Muscle Balancing is not now offered  as a treatment here but I am more than happy to discuss the problem with you and give further suggestions.