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Professional therapeutic massage therapy in Kansas City, MO by Aaron Harris, BCTMB

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The Piriformis Muscle

The Piriformis Muscle

Responsible for laterally rotating the femur, the Piriformis muscle lies deep on the posterior pelvis, under Gluteus Maximus. The Piriformis muscle attaches the anterior sacrum to the greater trochanter of the femur. What Does Piriformis Do? In addition to lateral

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The Quadratus Lumborum Muscle

The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) Muscle

The Quadratus Lumborum (QL) muscle can be tricky for your massage therapist to reach. The QLs are located deep in the abdomen, but oddly enough, causes a majority of low back pain. Stretching from the posterior ilium (the large round bone at

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The Gastrocnemius Muscle

The Gastrocnemius Muscle

The Gastrocnemius muscle is the most superficial muscle on the back of your calf. This muscle is very strong, because it is involved in many daily activities, such as walking and driving. It also assists in stabilizing the knee when

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Location of Subscapularis

The Subscapularis Muscle

The Subscapularis Muscle lies on the anterior (front) side of the scapula (shoulder blade), making it difficult to see and challenging to reach. Along with Infraspinatus, Supraspinatus, and Teres Minor, it is one of the “rotator cuff” muscles that is

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Teres Major and Minor

The Teres Major and Teres Minor Muscles

The Teres Major and Teres Minor muscles lie at the bottom outside edge of the shoulder blades (scapulae). Teres Minor is one of the four muscles of the “rotator cuff.” The location of Teres Major and Teres Minor. Teres Minor

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Location of the Infraspinatus Muscle

The Infraspinatus Muscle

The Infraspinatus muscle is one of the four infamous “rotator cuff” muscles. It is located on the largest surface of the scapula, or shoulder blade. The Infraspinatus Muscle is located on the surface of the scapula. On the posterior (back)

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The deltoid is a triangular-shaped muscle of the upper arm.

The Deltoid Muscle

The deltoid is a triangular-shaped muscle of the upper arm. It has three “heads,” hence the name. On the anterior (front) side of the body, it begins on the clavicle. The lateral (side) head begins on the acromial process, or

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Common Trigger Points in the sternocleidomastoid.

The Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is the large muscle in your neck that you can see when you turn your head to the side. It is a common cause of pain due to “tech neck.” This muscle is also prone to injury

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