I recently has a session with a highly skilled and deeply intuitive osteopath. I loved all her work…..except her technique to work with the superior portion of my right psoas major.
Her strategy was to approach it from above and press very hard. I tensed, my breath constricted and I felt scared.
How much easier and gentler it for both client and practitioner to approach the upper psoas laterally; slowly working your way through layers of fascia and going under the rectus abdominus.
Using rocking, deep breathing and active movement by the client allows the tissue to melt, unwind and relax organically without force.