TURN SORE MUSCLES INTO HAPPY MUSCLES BY HELPING RELIEVE MUSCLE KNOTS and MINOR: ACHES, CRAMPING, SPASMS AND STIFFNESS.
- Pre-activity: Warm up muscles and help prepare muscles for activity by rolling each muscle group 15-30 seconds.
- During activity: Roll to help relieve minor muscle problems that might feel like: aches, soreness and tightness.
- Post-activity: Roll your body roll to help prevent minor aches, soreness and discomfort.
Apply about 10 pounds of pressure over muscles (+/- depending upon your needs) with your TIGER TAIL products of choice.
Relaxing your muscles during this process will help you massage the “belly” of the muscle.
You are the judge of how much pressure to apply. Strive for a “good hurt”- from 5-7 on a scale of 1-10. “Grimacing” with pressure can be described as that “hurts so good” feeling. It’s not unusual for people to laugh and/or get really serious when applying this type of pressure on a muscle knot. This is usually where we see the best success.
Always follow muscle paths. Massage each muscle group 10-20 seconds. With each pass, gently press deeper into the muscle. Avoid massaging directly over bones.
Tender muscle knots can reduce range of motion while causing minor aches, discomfort and muscle fatigue. Knots come in various sizes, like a pin head, pea, noodle or small pickle.
Minor discomfort or tenderness may be experienced when passing over muscle knots. To minimize knots, apply 10 seconds of firm, constant, focused strokes, for three sets.
Recurring or stubborn muscle knots often need additional attention. Using Tiger Tail products 2-3 times a day may help speed healing. Over the course of time, muscle knots should get smaller or disappear.
Tiger Tail portable foam roller
The Big One
The Curve Ball
HAPPY MUSCLES® Self-Help Guide to Un-Knot Pain
HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
The illustrations in this book show you the location of the muscle knot (the black dot) and area of soreness and aches (red). Sometimes the soreness and aches are in different areas than the muscle knot, which is called by the massage industry as “referred pain”. Rolling the muscle knot will help relieve the minor aches and soreness.