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Understanding Piriformis Syndrome: From Our Ancestors to Modern Relief with JANMI Massage

Piriformis muscle anatomy

The Journey from Our Ancestors

Millions of years ago, our ancestors roamed the Earth as ape-like humans. They swung from trees, climbed hills, and walked on all fours. This way of life kept their muscles strong and flexible. One muscle, the piriformis, played a crucial role in their movements. Located deep in the buttocks, the piriformis muscle helped them balance and move efficiently.

As evolution took its course, our ancestors began to walk upright, a significant shift in our lineage. This transition to bipedalism meant changes in our skeletal and muscular systems. The piriformis muscle had to adapt to new demands. While it used to aid in climbing and balance, it now had to support walking, running, and sitting.

What Went Wrong?

Fast forward to the modern age, and our lifestyles have drastically changed. Many of us spend hours sitting—at school, work, or in front of screens. This sedentary lifestyle puts a strain on our bodies, especially the piriformis muscle. Unlike our active ancestors, our muscles can become tight and irritated due to prolonged sitting and lack of movement.

When the piriformis muscle gets tight, it can press on the sciatic nerve, causing pain and discomfort. This condition is known as Piriformis Syndrome. People with Piriformis Syndrome may feel pain in their buttocks, hips, and legs. It's like the body is asking to move more!

How JANMI Massage Can Help

At JANMI, we understand the importance of keeping our bodies in balance, just as our ancestors did. Our unique massage techniques are designed to address the root causes of Piriformis Syndrome.

1. Releasing Tension: JANMI massage helps to relax the piriformis muscle, releasing the tension that causes pain. By targeting specific areas, we can ease the pressure on the sciatic nerve.

2. Improving Flexibility: Regular JANMI massages improve muscle flexibility, making it easier to move and reducing the risk of muscle strain.

3. Promoting Blood Flow: Our techniques enhance blood circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the muscles. This promotes healing and reduces inflammation.

4. Encouraging Movement: Just as our ancestors were constantly on the move, we encourage incorporating more movement into daily life. Simple stretches and exercises can complement the benefits of JANMI massage.


Piriformis Syndrome is a modern reminder of how our lifestyles have diverged from those of our active ancestors. By understanding the evolution of our bodies and the changes in our muscle use, we can take steps to alleviate discomfort and promote health. JANMI massage offers a path to relief by reconnecting us with the natural balance our bodies were designed for.

Remember, our bodies are meant to move. Embrace the wisdom of our ancestors and keep your muscles happy and healthy with JANMI massage.

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