Tennis Ball Massage

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For a do-it-yourself back massage that works every time, try this: Place two tennis balls into the toe of a man's long tube sock. Hold the sock by the top and lower the toe of the sock (with the balls inside) over your shoulder and onto your back. Place the balls where your back aches and lean up against a wall. Now bend your legs and move your body up and down and back and forth. The balls will roll over your ache and relieve your pain. I love it and use it often.


By Marie from West Dundee, IL

July 13, 20070 found this helpful
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I use this too, only I lie on the balls on the floor or bed. It is a wonderful way to break up those muscle knots/spasms that nothing else seems to relieve. It's well worth the cost of a few tennis balls.

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

Awright!! best idea I've seen all week!

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July 10, 20070 found this helpful

I do this as well, but I lay down on my bed...the bed gives a little more than a wall does and it is much more comfortable.

If I need more intense, I will lay on the floor. Here again it is more comfortable than standing and leaning against a wall. Just my opinion...

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

I think there might be a run on tennis balls now!

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July 11, 20070 found this helpful

You can bet I will be remembering THIS one!!! Now the dog and I will REALLY fight over those tennis balls! ;)

God Bless,

Sheila in Titusville, FL

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July 19, 20070 found this helpful

There was a physical therapy do it yourself book that advocated this method, without the sock, I recall. Don't know the name of the book.

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