The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief / Edition 2

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief / Edition 2

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by David G. Simons
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572243759

ISBN-13: 9781572243750

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

This is the only self-help book designed to help the layperson to treat themselves for painful trigger points with massage. Trigger point therapy is one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing bodywork styles in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, and alternative health practitioners are all beginning to use this technique to relieve the pain of

Overview

This is the only self-help book designed to help the layperson to treat themselves for painful trigger points with massage. Trigger point therapy is one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing bodywork styles in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, and alternative health practitioners are all beginning to use this technique to relieve the pain of individuals suffering from undiagnosable soft tissue pain-a condition that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. The technique involves applying a gentle, sweeping stroke to trigger points, places in muscle or connective tissue where a lack of oxygen causes swelling. These points are easily located by general readers and create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. The stimulation of the point causes an increase in the oxygen level in the area and often produces instant relief.

The first edition of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook has made a huge impact in the use of this dynamic technique. This is the first major revision of the overnight classic, a complete update that includes new information specifically for massage professionals as well as a detailed discussion of progressive muscle relaxation techniques that can reinforce the therapeutic power of trigger point work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243750
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I consider this book to be a useful self-help tool for treating trigger points, or irritable spots in the muscle. It has many, many pictures which help guide the reader to common places in the muscles where these things are at. From there, you can use a ball, massage them with your fingers, or even use this tool called a Thera-Cane to get to those hard to reach places.

All in all a handy book for treating trigger points, another good lesson here is that sometimes muscle trigger points can mimick more serious ailments, when the problem is really just in the muscle. Also recommend The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution if you suffer from plantar fasciitis pain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book because everybody can use it. I first bought it to use in massage therapy school and used it many times. Now on my own, I refer back to this book everybody, to give guidance to my clients. My clients usually end up buying this book anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is great if you have issues that a doctor can't or won't deal with other than an RX. Try this. Really good for muscle pain and deep issues.
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jposter More than 1 year ago
Bought this book because I was sick of having little aches and pains that a doctor would only give me pills to treat. Also, my chiropractor had me getting massages and myofasica release treatments...this book is a perfect addition to all of my natural treatments. You owe it to yourself to have this book as a great reference tool! Jane
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AnnmarieWI07 More than 1 year ago
This book is the solution to understanding and treating chronic headaches without pharmaceutical intervention. It addresses the source of the problem; tense muscles. Be it either from incorrect posture or repetitive job stress. An important note though, be prepared to follow the author's suggestions on the frequency of manipulating the muscle(s) that are causing the pain. This will teach the reader to be more observant of their own movements which in all probability are the cause of their problems. Self awareness is the best teacher.
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Lectora22 More than 1 year ago
I have recommended this book to everyone I know. It is a must have if you have any type of muscular pain. It is easy to read and provides wonderful information.
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2dogmom More than 1 year ago
I first saw this book at my massage therapist office. Since purchasing the book I have been able to help myself with self massages before they get unbearable. The photos and the guides made it very easy to perform the messages. The book is written so everyone can understand.
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Still reviewing this book so shouldn't give more opinion