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SelfMassage Tools
Published by: portlandfitness (16) on Sat, Aug 29, 2015  |  Word Count: 430  |  Comments ( 0)  l  Rating
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Massages are awesome. Everybody knows that. But they are expensive and time consuming, and unless you are a professional athlete or a person with a lot of disposable income and free time, getting a professional massage as often as you would like is impossible. There are ways to relax and loosen tight muscles yourself, however, without having to pay a professional masseuse or bribe your significant other into it. Tools are needed to perform self-massage, but none of them are particularly pricy.

The biggest and best self-massage tool is also the most famous: the foam roller. With a foam roller, you can target a significant percentage of your body, from your legs up your back to your arms and chest. Foam rollers are great for loosening tight muscles and improving flexibility. They do have some limitations, however, and are not ideal for targeting specific areas that need work. For those types of spots, you’ll need something smaller.

That’s where golf and lacrosse balls come in. First off, golf balls are not ideal for massaging much besides your feet, hands, and perhaps your back if you can get someone to use it on you. They’re too hard to lie on, as you would do with a foam roller and a lacrosse ball, and are more likely to cause bruising and other types of injuries than get rid of knots and tight muscles. For those, use the lacrosse ball, which is firmer and smaller than the foam roller but softer than the golf ball. It’s a great tool to really target stubborn knots and muscles that the foam roller just isn’t getting.

Self-massage is a great way to loosen muscles and release knots, but it does come with something of a caveat. Self-massage will often be somewhat painful to start out with, because the muscles and tissues that are being targeted are not accustomed to the pressure you will be putting on them and will be tight. As time goes on and the muscles loosen, the massages will be less and less painful, and you will be able to put more pressure on the tissue to loosen it even further.

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Kisar Dhillon – A Personal Fitness Trainer in Portland, Oregon. Need to get toned, lose weight, lose body fat, and increase lean muscle. If you need fitness trainer in Portland, then Kisar is the one. He is a personal trainer Portland OR with 25 years of experience and has expertise in health & fitness industry.For more information visit us today : http://kisardhillon.com

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