Relief of Back Pain Causing Leg Discomfort

Rue-si Dat Ton (Wat Pho Style) Technique 12

In this post, you will learn a simple self-stretching technique for relief of back pain causing leg discomfort. As you’ll discover though, this technique has many more benefits than that!

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Poetry In Motion

Clues From the Past

POEM TRANSLATION

In this section, we focus on the poem that goes with each illustration of a Rue-si performing the technique. Originally written in Old Thai and featured in the Samut Thai Khao, the poem translates to English as something like this:

Rue-si Cha-Din is a famous alchemist known in the 108 Rue-si Legend.

“Rue-si Cha-Din has a hunch that he’s gonna get sick; self stretch. It is a sickness that makes you age and hunch; sickness is called Sang-pa-ti-nge. Swing feet and kick like boxing, fixing tiredness, twisted hips & Knees.”

This may not make sense to you upon first glance. However, try to find any keys that may be hidden in the words. 

Before We Begin

Firstly, we need to understand the benefits of this technique as well as consider any precautions & recommendations in order to achieve maximum results and ensure safety.

In Addition to Relief of Back Pain Causing Leg Discomfort..

Benefits of This Technique Include:

  • Stretches muscles such as the Hamstring, Gastrosoleus, and Lower Back.
  • Exercises the Quadriceps Femoris, Tibialis Anterior, Hamstring, Gastrosoleus, and Hip Extensor Group muscles (Gluteus).
  • Improves joint mobility and range of motion – flexion of the hip joint, knee joint flexion, and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.
  • Breathing meditation improves the respiratory system.
  • Refreshes the mind.
  • Helps to relieve leg muscle tightness & discomfort, lower back pain, and pain in the foot and heel.
  • Improves balance.

Recommendations & Precautions

Recommendations:

  • First, prepare your body & mind before practicing Ruesi Dat Ton (check yourself, set intention, etc).
  • Don’t let others help – you have to do it by yourself or you risk getting injured.
  • Do not stretch too hard and fast. Pace yourself.
  • Stretch to your full range of motion and hold for 3-15 seconds (as you feel is right for you).
  • For best results, repeat each technique 3-5 times.
  • After practicing, try not to stop/rest suddenly. Take some time before moving into a restful state so as to balance heart rythm.
  • Finally, it’s best to practice 3 times a week or every other day for maximum benefit.

Precautions (use caution and/or consult doctor before practicing if you have/had):

  • After Hip or Knee Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (OA) Knee & Other Bone Issues
  • Have Area(s) of Infection/Inflammation
  • Swollen Areas
  • Chronic Muscle Pain
  • Vertigo or Balance Problems
  • Unstable Blood Pressure
  • Herniated (Disc) Nucleus Pulposus (HNP) 

Prepare Your Body.
Prepare Your Mind.

Okay, Let’s Begin

How To Do This Technique

Relief of Back Pain Causing Leg Discomfort

Starting Position

Begin by standing upright and lifting your left foot, grasping it with the left hand and placing your right hand on the left knee.

Action

  1. Stretch your left leg forwards. Inhale deeply and bend the right knee down slowly.
  2. Exhale slowly while bringing the right knee back up to starting position and release.
  3. Now lift your right foot, grasping it with the right hand and place your left hand on the right knee.
  4. Stretch your right leg forward. Inhale deeply and bend the left knee down slowly.
  5. Exhale slowly while bringing the left knee back up to starting position and release.

Helpful Tips

  • In this technique, it’s important to keep looking forwards while bending into the stretch.
  • Don’t push down hard on your elevated knee.
  • Your bent knee shouldn’t go beyond your toes.

Add To The Flow

This technique is intended to provide relief of back pain causing leg discomfort and can be done independently for that purpose. However, it can also be combined with other techniques in a preventative maintenance routine for your body. Move directly from this technique to the next here. If you prefer, the Wat Pho Style of 18 techniques in one routine can found and practiced on the main Learn Rue-si Dat Ton page. Enjoy!

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Important Note: Most of the information presented here was acquired from the Watpo Thai Traditional Medical School in Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a great school and quite likely the #1 place to learn Thai massage in the world. Highly Recommended!