The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress

The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress

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by Elaine Petrone
     
 

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Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around.

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**Note: Miracle Balls are not included with ebook edition. If you’re looking for the full Miracle Ball package, please select the print edition.**

Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked--until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission that is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury.

Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes The Miracle Ball Method. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your aching back on grapefruit-sized balls and letting your body sink into them, you're unworking the muscles that hurt. Pain and tension drain out of the body. Petrone shows how proper breathing (which she demonstrates) works in conjunction with a range of unexercises that call for placing the balls under the back, head, knees, hip, elbow--wherever there's pain--and then resting, rolling, or rotating on them. She points out that relief can come in surprising ways: Lower back pain may be helped by placing the ball under your neck, or a bad knee might be helped by hip work. It's a revolutionary program of relief, from head to toe.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This is the book that could change your body and the way you live your life…Go get this book and start enjoying your life!”

Fit Magazine

“Place the deceptively simple Miracle Ball under a trouble spot and sink into—aches actually melt away.”

Self

“Offers a no-impact routine.”

Parade

“You’ll ease the pain and tension of injuries and alleviate soreness and stiffness in muscles and joints.”

Fitness 



“Elaine’s method greatly relaxes my tight neck muscles and helps to elongate the spine. I highly recommend it.”

–Christine M. Metz, M.D., Internal Medicine, Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Armory, MS

“My patients have seen great results. I love it myself; I gave the balls to my husband, and he has finally stopped complaining about his back pain.” 


–Sally Garhart, M.D., Occupational and Internal Medicine, Bedford Occupational and Acute Care, Bedford, NH
“After taking just one of Elaine’s ball therapy classes, I was asymptomatic for the first time in 15 years. I now recommend it to all of my patients.” 

– Fred Jones, D.C., Sunshine Chiropractic and Wellness, Merrick, nY
“I highly recommend Elaine’s method to relieve back pain caused by stress and tension. My patients find it very helpful for self-management of their symptoms.” 

–Janet Freedman, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Rehabilitation Center of Southwestern Connecticut at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
“After suffering a back injury while playing high-school sports, I spent the next 20 years experiencing episodes of severe back pain. Then I tried Elaine’s method, and I am happy to report I am free of pain. 

–Elliot Zelevansky, Ph.D., Licensed psychologist, private practice, New Canaan, CT
 

“This is the book that could change your body and the way you live your life…Go get this book and start enjoying your life!”

Fit Magazine

“Place the deceptively simple Miracle Ball under a trouble spot and sink into—aches actually melt away.”

Self

“Offers a no-impact routine.”

Parade

“You’ll ease the pain and tension of injuries and alleviate soreness and stiffness in muscles and joints.”

Fitness

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761177555
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/03/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
552,203
File size:
4 MB

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