I have always suffered from some sort of tightness or pain in my neck, back and shoulders. I do not let it slow me down but I always have some attention units in these areas. I worked in dentistry for a number of years and now I spend a lot of time in front of the computer so I am sure those are contributing factors. I came across something recently that has helped me tremendously. It is called The Miracle Ball Method and it is so simple that at first I did not think it would do much, but after just one session on these little balls I could really feel the difference.
The Miracle Ball Method is two little inflatable balls that you lie on. The balls are placed in different areas depending on which area you want to work on. That is all you do, just lie on the balls and do some deep breathing. In fact, if you try to do anything else it will not work. How easy is that!
The woman who developed this was a dancer and then started having back pain out of nowhere and could not find relief and was forced to quit dancing. She tried for years to find a solution through the medical route and other alternative means but to no avail. Through her own research and trial and error came up with what she calls The Miracle Ball Method.
It is based on what she calls the cycle of pain which is when your muscles become tense and imbalanced, your body's natural correct alignment system cannot work properly. Muscles that remain tense for long periods lose the ability to relax at all, which results in chronic pain. So when you lie on the balls, your body is supported by the balls, the muscles release their tension, and the pain disappears. There is no visualization, meditation, biofeedback, or anything like that.
The kit comes with the 2 balls and a little book that explains a little more in detail how it works (but not too detailed). The majority of the book is different "exercises" on ball placement depending on where you are trying to seek relief. Even if you do not have chronic pain this is still a great way to avoid it and help your posture by keeping your body aligned.
Now the best part is that it costs about 12 bucks. That is why I decided to give it a try when I saw it. I figured it was a small investment and would not be a big loss if it did not work. I ordered mine from www.amazon.com Just type in Miracle Ball Method under search on the opening page.
I am very happy that I discovered this program of "un-exercise." I hope that it can help you also.