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Self Massage Tools

My current favorite self massage tools:

(in no particular order)

Thera Cane

theracaneUseful for so many things! Get those hard to reach spots on and around your scapula, low back, piriformis, and iliopsoas. Once you pick this up, you won’t want to put it down.

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Trigger Point Grid Foam Roller

grid More durable than the traditional foam roller. This gem will help keep IT band syndrome (runner’s knee) in check. It is also a very diverse tool helping to release trigger adhesions from your legs and glutes to your back and neck.

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The Stick

the stickA runner’s best friend, you can use the stick to relieve tension just about anywhere.  Most widely used on hamstrings, quadriceps, calves, and peroneals.

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These next two are my favorites for rolling out the fascia on the soles of the feet. Even if you don’t suffer from plantar fascitis (even better if you do), this action releases the fascia from the feet all the way up the back of your leg. A must for every active person! Both are also great for other hard to reach spots like the smaller muscle on the front of your hip, TFL. So, without further ado…

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The trigger point ball is the softer option, if sensitive to deep pressure in certain spots.

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 Massage ballsmassage balls

The porcupine-like spikes make these balls much firmer than you might think. A great choice for the hip and glutes.

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I love learning about new tools to recommend to my clients and use myself. If you have a tool that you can’t live without, I’d love to hear about it!  Happy massaging!