By: Rebekah Frizzelle-Owens, LMT, BCTMB, CPMT, CIMI
Many people live with chronic upper back pain. If it is due to muscular irregularities caused by poor posture, stress, or too much time at the keyboard, you can try these easy self-massage techniques – all done with a tennis ball!
Using a wall is the easiest and most convenient way to use a tennis ball to massage your back. Lean in to it gently and roll around until you find your tight areas. Press in on them with as much or little press as is comfortable for as long as is comfortable. Ideally, it will "hurt so good" (which is generally a 5-7 on the 0-10 pain scale) and will feel satisfying. The ball can go anywhere on your back - EXCEPT your spine - including middle and lower areas.
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