Practicing Pain Relief at Home

By: Amy Williams, Licensed Massage Therapist and Esthetician at Vitality Unlimited Spa

Getting a massage from a licensed professional at Vitality Unlimited Spa is a great way to help manage pain or handle stress. However, what you do afterward is essential too! After your therapist helps release your pain and tension, the results will eventually start to lessen after you go back to your same old routine, whether it be sitting in front of a computer or standing on your feet all day. 

That is why we tell clients that there are times when it may not be enough to simply receive a therapeutic massage, but they also need to do self-massage and self-care at home.

Practicing self-massage and self-care has many benefits. It can help improve blood circulation, enhance sleep quality, relieve pain, and provide an endorphin boost!

Here are some tools and products to help you get started on your wellness journey at home:


This amazingly simple yet effective self-massager makes it easy to apply pain-relieving, deep compression directly to hard, knotted “trigger points” anywhere they occur – breaking up tension even in the hardest-to-reach muscles between your shoulder blades. If you have limited strength or mobility, Thera-Cane’s patented design gives you all the reach and leverage you need.

Massage Balls

Massage balls are an effective way to reduce sore muscles, tension, and tightness and increase blood flow and help relieve pain and stiffness. Whether you are looking for self-massage, trigger point therapy, pain relief, myofascial release, or simple relaxation, a massage ball can help in many ways. 


CryoDerm is a soothing cold therapy topical analgesic for pain relief and is available in gel, spray, or roll-on. It provides fast-acting, deep-penetrating, pain-relieving cold therapy for muscle sprains and strains, sore stiff muscles, bursitis and tendonitis, arthritis, and joint pain.

Epsom Salts

Epsom salts are packed with magnesium and are a fantastic way to relax and relieve sore, tense muscles. Once they are dispersed in a hot soothing bath, they can help relieve stress, make you feel more relaxed, reduce swelling, ease sore muscles, and more!

At Vitality Unlimited Spa, we know the importance of wellness and taking care of yourself both physically and mentally. We offer many products and tools to help you achieve a balance at home, from essential oils to flaxseed pillows to self-massage tools. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to help you on your self-care journey!

Call us at 314.968.1808 or visit our website at vitalityunlimitedspa.com to book a massage appointment. You can also stop by the spa at 29 Moody Avenue in Webster Groves!