has never failed me. key is pelvic and lumbar spine position so the IT band rides over the greater trochanter which adds a perpendicular force to the tendon causing more of a stretch. jutting the hip out intensifies it.
ITB stripping is always fun and super painful for the client. not a lot of pain on earth like a thumb or god forbid the point of an elbow running down your thigh right next to a tight inflamed ITB. great for masochists and sadists alike.
i dont recommend either for anybody with opposable thumbs...or hip replacements.
consult your doctor before doing anything.