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How to Properly Use a Massage Ball

Posted by on January 25, 2021 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

When you have sore muscles, there are few things better than getting a deep-tissue massage. However, it is sometimes impossible to get the message that you need.

For that reason, the best option that is available to you could very well be to use a vibrating massage ball to get into those sore nooks and crannies and work out the soreness.

So, if you are a proud new owner of a myostorm vibrating massage ball or are still on the market for a new massage ball, consider these tips to make the most out of your recovery techniques. Learn more.

How to choose sizes 

If you have yet to purchase a vibrating massage ball to help ease your muscle soreness and aches due to working out. If you are focusing on trying to improve soreness in your hands and feet, you are going to want to look for a massage ball that has about the same size of a golf ball or maybe a little bit larger.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a ball to massage larger muscle groups such as your shoulders, back, glutes and legs, you are going to want to look for a massage ball that is closer to the size of a tennis ball.

Spiky or smooth?

 If you still have not purchased a massage ball yet, you may want to figure out whether you are going to get a smooth massage ball or a spiky one. The general rule here is that if you want more pressure you should get a spiky massage ball. If you want a bit less pressure, you are going to want to get a smooth massage ball.

You don’t always need tons of pressure

 If you can reach the area that needs work by holding the massage ball in your hand, don’t be afraid to simply hold the ball and roll it over the trouble area. For example, if you are looking to massage areas on your neck, your pectorals or your thighs, you can softly roll the ball over the area with a low vibration to ease the soreness.

But sometimes pressure is great

On the other hand, if you are dealing with soreness in your upper back, you can always pin the ball between your back and the wall and use your body weight to get deep into the muscle tissue and really get to work on your troubled areas.

Avoid rolling over bones and joints

 There is no doubt that sometimes a fair amount of pain comes when you truly hit on a spot that is tense or has a knot but be sure to avoid the pain that comes when you roll over a bone or a joint. In fact, accidentally massaging a bone or joint can lead to some pretty substantial bruising which will not only reduce your ability to actually workout later in the week, but can also lead to serious damage that will take a lot of time to recover from!

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