Modern life involves quite a bit of sitting. Even some of our fitness pursuits involve sitting (hello cyclists). Check out the following quick how-to article on strengthening the gluteus medius and maximus muscles. No fancy equipment required. Glute Strengtheners to Complement Massage. Here is a more in depth article with a detailed but simple stretching and strengthening program for these muscles and others involved in piriformis syndrome. Increase the effects of your massage with piriformis exercises and stretches.