Quick fixes for tired muscles

When time for a massage can be hard to find, ease muscle pain with a few do-it-yourself quick fixes.

tennis ball

A tennis ball is a handy tool to work out the achiness that settles between the shoulder blades. Place a tennis ball between your back and the wall. Apply as much pressure as is comfortable, then move around so that the tennis ball reaches all of the tight spots. The relief is immediate.


epsom saltsEpsom salts are a tried and true elixir for tired muscles.  Inexpensive and easily found, most pharmacies and grocery sores carry bags of epsom salts.  Add 2-3 cups of salts to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes.  To rehydrate be sure to drink a glass or two of water after your bath.

walkingMuscles are made for movement and can’t be expected to feel good if left in one position for long periods of time.  A short walk or stretch is an easy antidote for stiffness caused by long hours of sitting.  No special equipment or knowledge required.

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