A good massage therapy session is a wonderful way to relieve tired, achy muscles, trigger points, and tension. But what about when you go home and it starts to hurt and bother you again? At Kneading Hands we sell an amazing tool for this very purpose, the TheraCane. The TheraCane is designed to release those painful knots called trigger points in your body. What is so great about it is that you don’t need a therapist to help you use it. It is a 1 person task! The TheraCane has handles you hold to apply an appropriate and comfortable pressure for you in the area bothering you. After you identify your knots, one at a time, position the TheraCane on the knot, and apply pressure. You should apply a decent amount of pressure to the area. Some people may experience referral pain from pressure being applied. DON’T PANIC! This is a good sign. If it hurts a little, try not to stop, instead keep a steady firm pressure and take some deep breathes. Hold the TheraCane on the point for about 1-2 minutes. You will feel the pain subside even though your pressure is constant. Once you feel a release, take the TheraCane and rub it along the muscle where the trigger point was, essentially lengthening the muscle and giving you some relaxation after the release. TheraCane is great for when you are watching tv, waiting somewhere, or in between massage appointments. TheraCane is also a great gift to give to someone with tension and pain. Stop by Kneading Hands today!