2. Use tennis balls for a DIY massage.
Over time, kinks in muscles can settle in, and the soreness that comes with it can be a literal pain in the neck. It is no wonder that when you are hurt, your whole mood can spiral downward. There may be the answer right inside your sports utility closet. A tennis ball is the perfect handheld size to work out those trouble spots and get you to feeling better.
To do this do-it-yourself massage trick, place the ball in the target locations on your back and prop your head with a pillow. Roll the balls over the painful areas, and you will begin to feel some relief. Continue for a few minutes until you start to sense a bit better. Score one for the athletes! Besides, instead of forking over a bunch of cash at a masseuse, you can relax in your home and still get a massage. Not only will you save money, but you can use the tennis balls for a fun game later. Tennis is great exercise!