Base-Line Healing


Anatomy in detail.


gluteus maximus muscles highlighted on skeleton. Almost diamond shaped covering the buttocks.  wide and flat.

The largest skeletal muscles of the body, the left and right gluteus maximus muscles form the superficial muscle layer of the buttocks.

gluteus maximus keeping it simple.

The gluteus maximus muscles attach to multiple structures, many more than the current standard description covers.

gluteus maximus attachments in detail. The pelvic bones, ligaments, fascia as listed above. Anatomy merges together, the many forms of connective tissue blending muscle and bone - it's everywhere so don't think of muscles as individual structures, rather contractile fibers within a web of connective tissue, the gluteus maximus being the largest muscles of the body - hands on buttocks feel them tighten.


The gluteus maximus muscles - a mass of muscle tissue spanning the posterior pelvis, within a web of connective tissues and attaching the sacrum and coccyx (bottom of the spine), the top of the femur and the pelvis itself.

gluteus maximus muscles with the basic bony attachments, male and female pelvis.

The gluteus maximus muscles cover a lot of complicated anatomy in the pelvic region - many smaller muscles and a complex web of connective tissues that are prone to stress and pain.

pelvis pictures

When the gluteus maximus muscles are engaged (contracting) they exert influence on many structures in the pelvic region, so it is important that they are balanced and working correctly.

The gluteus maximus muscles work in tandem with the rectus femoris muscles, providing the strength and stability for the legs to move through a full range of movement when connected to Base-Line support.

Technique: Base-Line to legs.

right buttock. the most superficial muscle the gluteus maximus has been removed to expose the many smaller muscles that lie underneath, it is some complicated anatomy with the underlying muscles prone to syndromes and strain when the covering gluteus maximus is adequately used.

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