The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-treatment Guide for Pain Relief

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New Harbinger Publications, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 323 pages
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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.

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User Review  - MSarki - LibraryThing

This is a book I will never be finished with. Anyone who has suffered from myo-fascial disease (and has somehow received help) knows what an important book this is. The medical profession is still ... Read full review

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User Review  - k2togger - LibraryThing

i consider this book as the owner's manual for the human body. Here is a troubleshooting guide with pain relieving techniques you can learn before you need them - or look up and use when you wake up ... Read full review

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Clair Davies, NCTMB, authored The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook and was member of the American Massage Therapy Association and a graduate of the Utah College of Massage Therapy. He lead workshops and seminars on the self-treatment and clinical treatment of pain using trigger point massage throughout his career. David G. Simons, MD, is coauthor of Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual

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