How to Massage to Manage Mid to Lower Back & Chest Pain
Back pain can be debilitating but massage can help reduce the discomfort and improve flexibility.
Massaging Your Mid to Lower Back & Chest Step-by-Step
When massaging the upper back, start from the spine and using short strokes to work your way outward towards the underarm. (Again, be careful not to come in contact with the spinal area.)
The same circular technique procedure is used to massage the chest. Start from the sternum and use short strokes to work your way outward toward the underarm.
DO NOT use the massager over your abdomen or below the rib cage.
What to use
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Tips for Using Handheld Massagers
Rest and/or active recovery: First of all, ease into workouts. If you haven’t been working out on a regular basis, going full throttle right away, particularly with consecutive-day workouts, is going to result and aching muscles.
Hydration is Key
Hydrate: Drinking water during and after exercise helps the body rid itself of toxins, while fighting off dehydration, which can result in painful muscles and excruciating muscle cramps.
Proper nutrition: Protein sources are necessary to rebuild muscle tissue and fuel the function of various cells, tissues and enzymes. Carbohydrates are vital, as well.