I am a big advocate of self-massage, utilizing tools you likely already have at home. Some of the tools I use at home include tennis balls, foam rollers, the theracane, a Chinese soup spoon, and even a car buffer! The book I always recommend to my clients for self-massage is The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, by Clair Davies. One of the great things about the book is that it separates the body into sections, then lists all the potential muscles which might have trigger points for your pain. Trigger points have very specific pain referral patterns, and quite often several trigger points will refer pain to the same area. It's a great book to have on hand, especially when a new pain pops up!
Do you have questions about massage therapy and whether it can help you with a particular problem? Leave a comment below and I'll see if I can help!