LACROSSE DOUBLE-BALL / TRACK BALL for MASSAGE, TRIGGER POINT THERAPY and MUSCLE TENSION
Also known as a Peanut Double Lacrosse ball.
It is two lacrosse balls jointed, for myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage.
It is the best choice for mobility,cross-fit and yoga.
Orange or Blue.
Step 1: Lie on your bed, or against a wall, and position Balls evenly between your shoulder blades in the upper thoracic section of your spine.
Step 2: Start by using the Balls on your bed and use a pillow if you suffer from neck pain.
Bend your knees up, and keep arms by your sides to control pressure exerted from Balls.
Don't roll vigorously on the Balls.
Step 3: Lie stationary on the Balls for 30 seconds, then push through your heels and roll the balls down your spine 2cm and repeat process until Balls are resting in your lower back.
Once tolerance increases, you can increase pressure by moving to a carpeted floor .
Step 4: To further increase the pressure from Balls, fold arms across your chest.
This exposes the joints in the mid thoracic region to more therapeutic pressure.
Gently roll to one side if you feel pain more on one side.
Step 5: To maximally increase pressure (if you have progressed through steps 1-4), raise your arms overhead.
This position is especially beneficial for swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes.
How to relieve low back pain (lumbar region): Due to the natural curvature of the lower back, the pressure from Balls reduces in that area.
Increase the pressure by lifting both feet off the ground and holding both knees with your hands.
Hold each level for 30 seconds then lower legs, move Balls up or down to the next level and then repeat the process.
How to relieve one-sided low back pain: You can adjust the use of Balls to treat only side of your spine.
Get in the same position as above but gently roll to one side and hold for 30 seconds.
To increase the pressure further, raise the leg to your chest on the same side that is more painful.
This technique can be uncomfortable but this is a normal sensation.
Pins and needles can sometimes be felt down your leg which again is normal, but if it persists cease use and see your local doctor or health professional.
How to relieve pain at the Office: In sitting, start using Balls in your lower back (lumbar region).
Use for 5 minutes at one level and gradually move Balls much better posture.
It is possible to develop a 'bruised' sensation similar to after a strong massage.
This is a normal temporary response and shouldn't last longer than 1-2 days.
Cease use if this pain persists, and see your local doctor or health professional.
How Often Should I Use Balls:
Initially use Balls once every 2 days for no more than 5 minutes.
Once tolerance increases you can use Balls daily for no more than 5 minutes.