Because of its location in the pelvis the Iliopsoas muscle often gets compressed by the baby during the third trimester of pregnancy, causing really nasty backache for the expectant mother.
I have treated a number of pregnant women for back pain, caused by this muscle, always with excellent results.
Because of their delicate condition I usually do a gentle spray and stretch with the woman lying on her side. The coolant spray is always followed up with a warm pack and if desired a gentle massage.
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About Gary Clark
Gary Clark is a massage therapist and EFT practitioner in Perth, Western Australia. Gary founded Pain Busters Clinic in 2002, where he helps people with a variety of pain problems, including fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.