Todrick Hall almost killed me last night! You heard right, I was twirling around the apartment listening to his hit song, “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels,” at the point of the song, when he says “drop it for me,” and I tried it, why did I do that?
Honestly, a 40-something who hasn’t been to the gym in years should not be trying to drop it like it’s hot. I absolutely pulled a muscle. You can laugh, lucky for me, I have friends in high places.
The next day, I reached out to my buddy, Mac Mollohan at PSO-RITE, the developer of a self-massage tool that mimics the hand and elbow of a massage therapist to ask if he could send me one, I was in desperate need of a massage, after that horrific experience trying to be cute while no-one was watching.
You can imagine how excited when my new PSO-RITE. I could not wait to wrap on the box and try it out. At first, I logged on to YouTube to watch a few instructional videos. I was already in pain. I didn’t want to do any further damage.
Initially, it was painful and uncomfortable to use. However, as I continued to use it and perform the various positions on the infographic included, I felt the tightness in the neck, hips, shoulders, back, and knees releasing. You have to get used to it. The first couple of times, I did a lot of yelling, screaming, and moaning. I wonder what my neighbors thought I was doing, that’s for another article.
The PSO-RITE can also be used to ease pain in the chest, inner thigh, calf, shin, and rotator cuff.
I was curious to learn more about this useful tool, so I reached out to my buddy Mac, a personal fitness trainer whose clients often complained of aches and tightness in their neck, hips, shoulders, back, and knees, to ask him a few questions about his patented design.
During our interview, he told me that he learned the common cause for most pain was from strains in the subscapularis, the muscle in the shoulder that helps rotate the arm, and the psoas (pronounced so-as). The core muscle that connects the lower body to the pelvic area, the pelvic area to the lower lumbar, and the lower lumbar spine to the upper body.
Deep tissue massages are the most effective tool for getting into the psoas and releasing tension throughout the body. Unfortunately, most people cannot afford an on-call masseuse and are forced to ignore the issue, which often makes it worse. PSO-RITE allows men and women to self-massage problematic areas away and enjoy a pain-free life.
“Most people don’t think about the impact of living with injury until it happens to them. All of a sudden, simple things like running, lifting, working, or performing basic tasks like playing with your kids become impossible,” Mac says, and I could not agree more, especially since having my “drop it like it’s hot” incident.
“PSO-RITE allows peoples to get back in control of their bodies and do all the things they once loved doing,” Mac adds.
This tool is perfect for athletes. If you use the PSO-RITE ten minutes before workouts, it improves performance by enabling an increased range of motion and also helps with recovery by introducing new blood flow and releasing toxins.
What I love most about the PSO-RITE is the fact that it can be used virtually everywhere, including home, office, shower, plane, waiting rooms, or on the seat of a car.
They also offer a smaller portable version called the PSO-MINI, tiny enough to fit into your gym bag.