Instead, I have the next best thing left: a tennis ball. The solution seems so ridiculously simple – especially considering that aspirin has been my BFF lately. And while it may not fix the bad posture, it can definitely offer some relief until we all finally decide to sit up (it’s hard, okay?). Here’s exactly how to do an epic neck massage at home.
How to massage when you have knots in the neck
To massage your neck with a tennis ball, first find a comfortable spot on the floor to lie on. Then follow these simple instructions.
Side by side
Bend your knees, keeping the pressure from your waist, and place the tennis ball in the groove at the back of your neck.
Take a few seconds to breathe, letting the tennis ball sink into the muscle tissue.
3. Slowly turn your head to the right, taking a deep breath when you hit an area that is tender. Hold for a few seconds. Keep rolling until your ear is facing the floor.
4. Slowly return to the center and repeat on the left side.
Up and down
1. Lie in the same position as the previous movement with your knees bent and the ball in the groove at the back of your neck.
2. Instead of turning your head to the side, slowly pull your chin toward your chest and then return to your starting position. Keep pushing and lifting to massage your neck muscles.
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