Hamstring self-massage

16 messages
22/07/2009 at 20:21


 I have strained my hamstring and do find the visits for sports massage are helpful -  but not cheap! Are there any self-massage techniques that are good? I already do a couple of yoga classes a week and amd stretching and icing but massage tips would be really helpful please, thank you!

Farnie    pirate
23/07/2009 at 09:02

I have one word for you.....

Well actually two....

Foam Roller


buy one, roll about on it, try to dull the screams,

may God be with you.

23/07/2009 at 09:09

Interesting, I currently get my missus to massage my hamstrings, quads and calves, but her hands are a bit weedy and she can't really get deep enough.

Looks like a foam roller may be the answer, any suggestions on a good place to buy one from?

Farnie    pirate
23/07/2009 at 09:15

physio supplies

your in for a whole new world of pain my friend

I will try and find siance's guide to foam roller torture for you

Farnie    pirate
23/07/2009 at 09:18
23/07/2009 at 09:32
thank you farnie! :kisses:
23/07/2009 at 09:45
Thanks farnie, I am not unaccustomed to pain!!
23/07/2009 at 11:01

Ouch.  Just dug my wife's old roller out of the loft and tried it on my calves

The abductor exercise looks plain rude though.

Farnie    pirate
23/07/2009 at 11:03

I nearly cried when I first tried it on my itb's and I didn't think I had any itb problems...

23/07/2009 at 11:23
Shiny wrote (see)

The abductor exercise looks plain rude though.

Males should keep dangly bits out of the way on that one...
23/07/2009 at 11:31
I was going to buy a foam roller, I've been talking about it for long enough - I shall get on and order it tonight.
23/07/2009 at 11:38
Yeah, I am going to get one, but I must confess, I did baulk at the £20 price tag, for a bloody piece of foam!!!, I must be the tight git my missus always says I am.
Farnie    pirate
23/07/2009 at 12:13
crumbs mine wasn't that much....
23/07/2009 at 12:28
Looked on ebay too, around the same price, might see if I can find a foam manufacturer, can't imagine a piece of foam costs that much.
23/07/2009 at 12:28
£12.98 Danowat.
23/07/2009 at 12:37
I really wanted the double length (90cm) one.

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