Thumb technique: Press into the brachialis and search for painful and pressure-sensitive areas. As soon as you have found one, massage that specific area 10 – 15 times with your thumb.
Press into the muscle in the area immediately before the spot where you feel pain. Continue with a short massage stroke that ends just after the sensitive spot.
Make sure you stay on the muscle and don’t slide off toward the inside. If you do, you could massage a nerve. As soon as you feel a tingling or burning sensation under your fingers, you know that it’s time to head back to the muscle.