The Psoas Muscle

by Brenda Darcy & Margaret McCarthy

The Mighty Psoas!

The psoas attaches your upper body to your lower body: it is the only muscle that connects your spine to your legs. It is also one of the most fascinating and important muscles in the human body – physically, emotionally, and energetically.

Much has been written about this muscle to aid understanding and give self help techniques to balance this most important skeletal muscle in the body, there are many alternative approaches to fixing. Brenda Darcy & Margaret McCarthy have explained how in their clinical practice they help bring relief to their clients.

Written by Margaret McCarthy, April 2023
The psoas muscles….my favourite group of muscles, are quite possibly the most important in your body. Without this essential muscle group, you wouldn’t even be able to get out of bed in the morning!

They are the principal connectors between your upper body and your legs and help to stabilize your spine. These muscles are involved in every movement, be it walking, cycling, dancing or just sitting. Read more……the-psoas-muscles-margaret-mccarthy

Witten by Brenda Darcy, February 2023
The Psoas muscle draws the leg forward and across the body as in a
football kick. It is also involved with flexing the hip as well as helping to
maintain a correct lumbar curve. If it is tight on one side, it can cause
sideways curve of the lumbar spine (scoliosis) or tightness on both sides
can exaggerate the lumbar curve (lordosis). As a result, it is often the
cause of low back pain, restlessness, and kidney imbalances. Weakness
can also result in foot problems / turning the foot out when walking. Read on……psoas-muscle-brenda-darcy-feb23

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