The just kinky thing we have started is our muscles. Those tension knots you feel start when calcium and other minerals gather in your muscles and radiate pain. You can release the snarl by putting stress on its trigger point, states Amber Davies, coauthor of The Trigger Point Treatment Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Discomfort Relief. Attempt these maneuvers that take a brand-new angle at an old knot.

1. Headaches: Base of Skull
Place your fingertips on the base of your head, where your neck muscles affix. Use the heel of your other hand to support your fingers and apply stress. Unwind your neck and let your head rest in your hands as you rub in small strokes across the muscle fibers.

2. Arch/Heel Pain: Calf
Sit on the flooring or in a chair and cross your legs so that your right calf rests on your left knee. Slowly relocate your calf bone back and forth across your knee without sliding the skin, using the knee to work deep into the muscle.

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3. Lower Back Pain: Glutes
Locate the outer knobs of your sacrum (all-time low of your spinal column). Slowly rub the area with a tennis ball against a wall a couple of times a day till the knot is gone.

4. Neck Pain: Upper Back
Place your fingers on the muscle between your neck and shoulders (your trapezius) and work up and down with brief company strokes so you work throughout the muscle fibers.

5. Hand Pain: Upper Forearm
Sit in a chair and rest your forearm on your thigh. With a loose fist, place your knuckles at the top of your forearm, just below the elbow crease, and rub with brief strokes. Working with your knuckles enables you to penetrate deeply without tiring your fingers.