Tiger Ball 1.7 Small Massage-on-a-Rope
The small Tiger Ball 1.7 Massage-On-A-Rope is perfect for busting out muscle knots in the foot and other small muscles in the back, shoulders, neck, and arms. You can use this tool with or without the rope. Simply press the ball into the muscle, lean up against a wall or lie down on the ground.
Where Does It Work Best
Work best for self-massaging on hard-to-reach muscles in the back, shoulders, and glutes. Best usage: lean on a wall, sit on a chair, or lay down on a hard surface.
How to Use?
- Step on the Tiger Ball 1.7 and roll your feet, or position the ball on your back/shoulder/neck muscles and apply pressure on a wall.
- 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. If lying on top of the foam roller on the floor is too painful for you, try to put the foam roller on a bed or couch. “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.