Problem: Generalised pain or tightness; stretching fascia, or connective tissue.
Solution: Foam roller
“Foam rollers are great for stretching fascia, or connective tissue in the body,” says physiotherapist Alex Lakos (sboydpt.com.au.)
Problem: Sharp pain, like a knot.
Solution: Spiky ball.
“When you put pressure on a trigger point, it will hurt, but massage should never be so painful you can’t tolerate it, so use less pressure if needed. If pain doesn’t improve with self-massage, you should see an expert,” Lakos says.