How do I loosen up Tight, Painful Back Muscles?
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Tennis Balls for Back Pain Relief
I got this tip from a massage therapist.
If you have low back tightness or pain you can relieve it with tennis balls!
Ly on a yoga mat or other flat surface that is not so hard as to be uncomfortable. Just take two tennis balls and place one under each side of the spine, on the tight muscles. Remain as long as comfortable, until you feel that area release and then move the balls up slightly.
I usually keep the tennis balls in one spot for about 3 to 5 minutes Tight muscles slowly let go under the gentle pressure.
Note that this is for tight muscles only, not for those with back injuries. You need to check with your doctor if you have any type of back injury, to determine if using the tennis balls to stretch out the area is safe and advisable.