Mackenzie Lobby June 06, 2012 TWEET COMMENTS 1

Learn Self Massage to Run and Feel Better - Page 4


Tool: Lacrosse Ball
Area: Back

Put your lower back on top of the ball on the floor or a hard surface. Focus on circular and linear movements on tight spots and work your way up toward the trapezius muscles of the upper back. If a lacrosse ball feels too firm, start with a tennis or racquet ball.

Tool: Tennis Ball
Area: Glutes

Begin by sitting on the ball at a set point and roll towards your hip. Go back to that point and roll toward your back. Your body should be facing a different direction at the end of each roll. Since this is an area that can handle deeper massage, switch to a lacrosse ball if the tennis ball isn’t dense enough.


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