If you want to know how to get rid of low back pain then you need to master the art of self trigger point massage. Using tennis balls to work out the knots and tight spots in the lower back is a time honored pass time for many self-massage enthusiasts. Tennis balls easily grip the skin as they roll, sink in and loosen up the thoraco-lumbar fascia (that’s the connective tissue in the low back).
Here’s How to Get Rid of Low Back Pain FAST!
Start by lying down on the floor and propping yourself up on your elbows. Then lift up your bottom and place two tennis balls on either side of your lower spine (just above the hips).
Let your body ease onto the balls, and then use your arms to help you glide down towards heels and then back up just below your ribcage and then back down again. Continue doing this for 90-seconds, or about 8 to 12 repetitions.
If this position starts to strain your neck and shoulders, rest your head and upper body on the floor and stack the balls on top of each other in the groove along the spine. Then rock your hips side to side, like an excited dog slowly wagging it’s tail. As the balls roll across your lower back, you’ll feel the tension and tightness melt away.
If lying on the ball doesn’t work for you or the pressure is too much, then try doing it against the wall.
That’s how to get rid of low back pain in just 90 seconds. And then course book a massage to make sure all the knots have been annihilated.
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I finally booked a massage because I had a very specific issue: back pain that came on so suddenly and dramatically that I was quite concerned. Morgan did a fantastic job of addressing the issue, and also gave me excellent advice re the likely cause and preventive measures. If I have any regrets, it’s that I wish I’d booked 90 minutes rather than 75. Looking forward to going back.
- Stuart S.