Back Trigger Points. These are common areas where people develop "knots" or hard spots where muscles get stuck together. By applying pressure and rubbing on these knots, back and neck muscles can be released and therefore pain is reduced.
Ever get knots in your upper back or shoulders? Bad posture and sitting at a desk all day are two main culprits, which can sometimes lead to tension headaches. If this sounds familiar, start including some of these 13 yoga stretches into your day.
It should be noted that these are TINY "knots" that feel more like rice crispies when frictioned over. The "large knots" that people usually point out are usually the part of a tight muscle that overlaps a bone.
Foam rolling offers the same benefits of an intense sports massage without the huge price tag. The foam roller not only helps to stretch muscles and tendons, but its digs deep down into those hard to reach areas and helps to break down soft tissue and sca