We all have general aches and pains, but we don’t all have a massage therapist on call. Now you can do it at home with these DIY massage tips from expert Michele Maruniak, who suggests using household items—like a tennis ball—to work out your pain.
- Baby got back-ache? Lean against a door frame with a tennis ball behind your back. As you move around, the knots will work themselves out. The size of a tennis ball gives you the least pressure, and decreasing the size, such as a racquetball or golf ball, will increase the pressure.
- On your feet too much? Put the tennis ball under your foot on the floor. Roll your foot around from your toes to heels to loosen the plantar fascia, the tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.
Find more DIY massage techniques in our latest issue.