Ever since I became pregnant with the twins, I started having shoulder blade and back pain. After a year of off-and-on physical therapy, we discovered that it was probably due to the changes in my body due to the pregnancy (something with my spine slipping out of alignment), and it just keeps getting irritated because of the leaning over, bending, holding, and breastfeeding. An exercise or stretch will help for a time, but sooner or later the pain will come back.
When I had the opportunity to try out the Mandala Yoga Massage Balls, I was excited to give them a test.
They came quickly through the mail in a regular package without many directions, so I went to their website to get some information about usage. On the care page, it recommended that you wash them in warm soapy water and then towel dry (a good practice for anything new that comes into your home).
They remind me of lacrosse balls in size, but because they are all rubber, they have a bit more give and squishiness to them, which feels much better for massaging sore muscles.
Unlike other massagers or techniques, you are meant to put the massagers on the pressure point and then let your body weight and gravity take over. You don’t have to roll around (although you certainly can) to have them work effectively. You would ideally stay on the ball for 2-3 minutes to let them really work out the muscle before moving off.
They work because of myofascial release, which is a soft tissue therapy, meant to treat of skeletal muscle pain and immobility. It is also called myofascial trigger point therapy, which is very similar to the massage that I get through physical therapy. As part of my treatment, I was instructed to use a tennis ball to help pinpoint the painful area and put pressure on it. Let me tell you, however, that these work so much better! The flexibility that they have, mixed with the firmness helps to put the right amount of pressure on the pain.
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR MANDALA YOGA MASSAGE BALLS
Thanks again for ordering from Mandala the Yoga Massage Ball.
Upon receiving your new set of Mandala Yoga Massage Balls, we recommend taking a moment to give them a quick wash in warm soapy water and towel dry.
Made of solid vulcanized rubber, Mandala balls are ready to use right of the box. Giving them a wash, though, will ensure 100% hygiene for personal use. As you continue to use and enjoy your Mandala balls, repeat this easy cleaning process to maintain the highest level of hygiene…another great benefit to using Mandala balls.
If you have any questions about care, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Mandala.
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