It’s been one of the cheapest and most effective self-care techniques I’ve discovered so far.
The only investment I made up front was purchasing a trigger point therapy workbook from Amazon plus a tennis ball and a small bouncy ball/super ball. You can see my trigger point therapy “tools” in the picture on the right. (Ok, I got a foam roller too, but I haven’t really used it like I’ll explain later).
The point I’m trying to make is that I’m always looking for new, techniques I can use to treat my own pains and aches. It’s not that I wouldn’t love visiting massage therapists (I would), but in the long run it’s better and cheaper to learn to take care of yourself. Musculoskeletal pains and chronic muscle tightness is most often caused by bad movement habits, poor posture and physical inactivity. [Read more…]