Start with light, up-and-down and side-to-side strokes to "warm up" your tissue and stimulate circulation. When your skin starts feeling warm, and/or turns pinkish/red, that means you've got healthy blood circulating and oxygenating your muscles. When you feel like adding more pressure, you can ease into a deeper massage and myofascial release.
You can use the fingers to massage, the nub “thumbs” to press into and release trigger points, and the flat edges and handle to smooth over bumpy, tense areas. If a certain spot feels tense, ease into it by massaging all around it and working your way to relaxing and loosening the area.
For deep trigger points, you can press in and apply pressure for about 30 to 90 seconds, or however long you feel the need. The tension will relax and decompress after you apply pressure for some time and allow your body to receive the treatment.
You may also apply pressure to specific "knots" or trigger points by lying on the KOA Massage Tool or leaning it against the wall or a straight, hard-back chair.
Cool down and relax your myofascial tissue using light strokes with the KOA Massage Tool, or your hands. Lightly massage the treated areas as a last step to promote faster relief.
Be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your KOA Massage to help flush out the toxins you’ve released.