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Tennis Ball Self-Massage

Tennis Ball Self-Massage

This tennis ball self massage technique can help you to improve your physical mobility and comfort with an accessible tool. You can do it anytime and anywhere, as long as you have a pair of tennis balls and some space. However, if you have any serious injuries or medical conditions, you should consult your doctor before trying this method. You should also stop if you experience any severe pain or discomfort. 

  • Find a comfortable spot on the floor and lie down on your back. You can use a yoga mat or a towel to cushion yourself.

  • Place two tennis balls under your lower back, between the bottom of your ribcage and your sacrum (the triangular bone at the base of your spine).

    You can use a sock or a tape to keep the balls together and prevent them from rolling away.

  • Move your pelvis from side to side, rolling the balls across your lower back. You can also lift your hips slightly and move them up and down. This will help to release any tension or knots in your lower back muscles.

  • Slow down the movement over particularly tender spots and hold the pressure for about 30 seconds.
    Breathe deeply and relax your body as much as possible. You may feel some discomfort or pain at first, but it should subside as the muscles relax.

  • Repeat the same process for other areas of your body, such as your neck, shoulders, upper back, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and feet. You can adjust the position and the pressure of the balls according to your needs and preferences.

  • After the massage, drink plenty of water to hydrate yourself and flush out any toxins that may have been released from the muscles. You may also want to stretch gently to improve your flexibility and blood circulation.
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