What was going on here? During pregnancy the ligaments of your body (that help hold bones together) relax in preparation for childbirth. My "tight" and "knotty" muscles were providing stability to my low back and pelvis since my ligaments were not up to their usual strength. The massage was effective in relaxing my muscles...unfortunately too effective! I had absolutely no stability and spent days walking around with severe pain in my low back and sacrioiliac (SI) joint.
The same concept I spoke about in "Why Stretching Doesn't Always Work" applies here: sometimes our body needs stability, even when we think it needs flexibility. This is why stretching doesn't always solve your problem.
I was reminded the hard way...
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