It has been two weeks since I pulled the muscle in my back, it still bothers me, but not so much! My hips are still tight, and stiff, but with my new regime, it really seems to be helping!
I start out with a very warm epson salt bath, I also add organic kukui nut oil (just a smigeon)!
Then I read One breath at a time, a 12 step book based in the Buddhist tradition! And then do 20 minutes strong back DVD with Bender Ball. It is the Bender method for the back. It really does work, I love that it doesn't take up much room, and is only twenty minutes. I don't do all the movements, since my back is still tweaked a bit, but it is getting better every day by doing it!
Here is the link