I like Eric Cresseys pre-workout foam roller/lacrosse ball routine as well.
Other times I'll just go at whatever hotspots I have when I'm watchign tV with the family or something like that.
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."