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Most of us know the feeling of a sore, stiff back. Whether it’s due to long hours at the office or sitting in uncomfortable positions for too long, it can be difficult to relax and enjoy life when your back is constantly aching. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve this discomfort without leaving your house! Self-cracking (or self-mobilization) is an effective way to reduce tension and restore range of motion in your spine, with minimal effort.
How to Crack Your Back Safely
Before you crack your back, make sure that you warm up beforehand. Stretching can help loosen tight muscles and prepare your body for self-cracking. Once you feel ready, start by lying on the ground in a comfortable position. If you’re lying on your back, place a pillow beneath your head for support. It’s important that you’re relaxed during the process – if you tense up, it will be harder to get into the correct cracking position.
Once you feel relaxed and supported, use your hands or arms to gently press against areas of tension on either side of your spine. With both hands pressed against either side of this spot, move one arm inwards while pushing outwards with the other until you hear a “crack” sound and feel relief in that area.
Repeat this process as needed until all areas of tension have been released. Remember to take deep breaths throughout the entire process – breathing helps keep blood flow going and keeps muscles relaxed so they don’t tense up during cracking or stretching exercises. It’s also important that you don’t overdo it – too much pressure can cause serious harm if used incorrectly!
Cracking your own back at home can be an effective way to relieve tension and improve range of motion without having to leave the house or visit a professional massage therapist or chiropractor. Just remember not to overdo it; too much pressure can do more harm than good! With these tips in mind, give self-cracking a try today and see how much better your back can feel!