Place a large soft ball (about the size of a super ball) in one hand and squeeze 3-4 times. Then do this with the other hand. Notice if your grip feels the same on both sides or if one hand has a stronger grip than the other.
These techniques are simple and can be done quickly and easily.
On a desk or table, place the large soft ball under your thumb pad and gently glide the ball from the thumb pad to your pinky pad with tolerable compression. Continue back and forth as you take two focused breaths.
Create small circles under the thumb pad, then hold the compression as you take a focused breath. Repeat gliding and shearing on your other hand.
Take the small soft ball (about the size of a jacks ball) and place it at the base of your first two fingers. Make a fist and squeeze the ball between your fingers 2-3 times. Repeat this between each finger – don’t forget the space between your pointer finger and your thumb. Switch hands.
Rub one hand over the large soft ball in a light, quick, scribble-like motion. Switch hands.
Starting under your fingertips, slowly press the large soft ball toward your wrist, up your forearm, to your elbow 5-10 times. Switch hands.
Grab the large soft ball and make a fist again, then switch hands. Has your grip improved in balance or strength? If the answer is yes, you have made a positive change with self-treatment!