Learn Self Massage to Run and Feel Better - Page 4
Tool: Lacrosse Ball
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
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.