Home Treatments for Muscle Knots
Everyone suffers from muscle knots from time to time. Even though they are quite common, they are not always normal or harmless. In fact, untreated muscle knots may result in loss of elasticity in muscle tissue and even cause postural stress that is hard to reverse. Here are some home treatments that have been helpful for me for muscle knots:
Most importantly, you need to take a break from any activities that may be causing muscle strain –whether it be the gym or sitting in front of the computer.
Gentle full-body movements can be helpful with muscle knots. At the same time, make sure the stretching is pain-free.
Hot/cold compresses can relax and decrease the pain from the muscle knot.
Massages can certainly break the tension in your muscles. Yet, not everyone has the budget to go to a spa or is unable to fit a massage appointment in their hectic schedule. Thankfully, The SpaBall Massage Kit allows for an effective at-home massage.
The SpaBall Massage Kit includes:
- A video of Heather Karr, LMT, giving massage techniques and trigger points that she uses on her clients at her spa.
- A golf ball to help apply deep pressure with less work.
- A velour travel pouch
Lets face it, massaging with your bare hands can be tiresome. For that reason, I have preferred using the golf ball from the kit to massage myself and my partner. Before I watched this video, I was unaware of trigger points and how they have a lot to do with muscle knots. That being said, I am happy to have learned how focusing on trigger points can help with muscle pain.