Most patients I see could greatly benefit from massage in one way or another. But most people do not or cannot get the frequency of massage that they need. One cheap and easy way to get some relief can be using a small, simple item that most people have around the house. A tennis ball.
A tennis ball can help you put pressure on tight muscles and trigger points in various areas of the body. For example, lying on a tennis ball for tightness in the mid back by the shoulder blade can help relieve tension tremendously. Along with that, the low back, neck, piriformis and many more.
Take advantage of what you can do and don’t dwell on what you can’t. Use this cheap and easy trick to work out tight muscles anywhere.