I was going to post this info just on the Fibro Girls group page, but thought that everyone might like to know about this. Anyone who sits for long periods of time, or who gardens, etc., usually develops tight, sore muscles in the neck, shoulders and back.
Since I suffer from fibromyalgia, I get trigger points (very painful knots in my muscles) all over my body.
My physical therapist told me about Theracane. She's been recommending them to many of her patients.
I got one, and am learning to use it. There's an owner's manual and a video available to help you learn how to work with it.
It's basically a self-massage tool. And, boy, does it help. For me, it may not completely replace a good physical therapist or massage therapist, but it really gets me through between sessions.
Here's the company's website: http://www.theracane.com/
You can find the Theracane at a variety of online stores at a discount from the suggested retail price, so do a little research. Still, it's only about $30. The video may be extra.
Let me know if you find it helpful! I'm going to post it on the Continuing Education group's page, too, under the Tools heading.