Today I’m going to show you how to massage your partner’s IT Band which is located on the outer thighs.

Have the partner lie on the side with the bottom leg straight and the top leg bent at the hip and the knee. Use a cushion for the knee if available. Sit by the partner’s hip in angle with the IT Band lying sideways. Let’s warm up the IT Band by quickly rubbing it from the hip to the knee.

Glide your hand over the IT Band from the hip to the knee. If the receiver can handle more pressure, lean in and use your body weight more.

Sit by the partner’s hip facing the IT Band straight in front of you. Put the base of your thumbs together so your hands look like a butterfly. Use your body weight to press several locations on the IT Band with the butterfly hands. Instead of pressing straight down, move your butterfly hands slightly away or towards you on each press.

Happy Massaging!

Massage Monday 3-11-13: How to massage your partner’s IT Band

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