From Dr. Van Thiel
July 14, 2022
LEARN ABOUT TYPES OF IT BAND MASSAGE
Standing IT band stretch
Supine IT band stretch
Side-lying IT band stretch
IT band massage
LEARN HOW TO STRETCH YOUR IT BAND
There are IT band massage methods you can practice to relieve knots and break up scar tissue in the muscles connecting to the IT band.
EXPLORE EACH TYPE OF IT BAND MASSAGE
Practicing a “sawing motion” with a foam roller on the muscles surrounding the IT band helps release knots and increases blood flow. Foam rolling must be done in the right ways, at the correct frequency to experience these benefits.
LEARN ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF FOAM ROLLING
Foam rolling has also been shown to help:
READ ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Improve sprint, power, and dynamic strength-endurance
Deep tissue massage involves applying firm pressure in order to reach the deeper layers of muscles surrounding the IT band.
LEARN ABOUT AN IT BAND MASSAGE GUN
IT band massage guns are commonly used to reduce tightness and knots from muscles that are exerted during high intensity workouts. If used improperly, however, they can cause damage to muscles and nerves.
TAKE A LOOK AT AN IT BAND EXERCISE PROGRAM