Do-It-Yourself Massage Therapy

Do you have aches and pains, but you just haven’t had the time to see your Massage Therapist or Chiropractor? You can use a tennis ball to temporarily relieve muscle tension and pain from the comfort of your home! Have them on hand at home, at the office, and in your car!

The technique is easy: simply find the spot that is most tight or tender, and wedge the tennis ball between the sore spot and the wall or the floor. Very slowly roll the ball in tiny circles, maintaining even and moderate pressure over the sore area. Don’t press too hard! Continue for 1-2 minutes, and repeat throughout the day as needed.

If the pain persists for more than 3 to 4 days, be sure to make an appointment with your chiropractor or massage therapist.

NOTE: This article is for general information purposes only, and is NOT intended to replace the examination and advice of a Registered Health Care Provider.