The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief Paperback – Aug 15 2004
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"This is...a well-organized, easy-to-use handbook that will indeed help sufferers of myofascial pain learn to treat themselves with effective self-massage techniques. The detail and clarity of the book's format will also make it invaluable to pain physicians who want to be able to teach their patients useful, simple strategies to manage soft tissue pain problems." --Joseph F. Audette, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School and director of Outpatient Pain Services at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Medford, MA
About the Author
Now deceased,Clair Davies, NCTMB (Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork), specialized in trigger point massage for the treatment of pain. Mr. Davies's interest in massage began when he successfully self-treated a frozen shoulder with trigger point massage. Inspired by the experience, he began an intensive private study of trigger points and referred pain. He subsequently retired from a thriving piano service business to attend the Utah College of Massage Therapy where he trained as a professional massage therapist. From his home base in Lexington, Kentucky, Mr. Davies traveled extensively with his daughter Amber, leading continuing education workshops for professionals on trigger point massage. Clair Davies died peacefully at home in 2006 of colon cancer.
Now deceased, foreword writerDavid G. Simons, MD, coauthored of Travell & Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual
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Top Customer Reviews
Well-written, clearly illustrated, simple to understand and requiring no specialized equipment (I do my therapy with a $1 superball), this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever experienced frustration at the medical system's seeming inablility to deal with soft-tissue pain and injury.
I read a reference to trigger-point therapy recently, and within a few days of receiving this book, I was able to find the points responsible for the majority of my pain. I feel better than I have in years. The book is well and concisely-written, clearly illustrated, and sensible. I'm not guaranteeing it's going to fix everything that hurts, but it sure has done wonders for me.
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.
Trigger point therapy works. Yesterday I experienced almost an immediate reduction in pain and a significant improvement in my arm mobility after applying 10-20 seconds of focused pressure on a specific trigger point in my upper arm. I am repeating that 10-20 seconds of pressure 4-6 times today and my arm almost feels "normal" again. This is after 4 months of constant upper arm pain that was diagnosed as "chronic tendonitis" that was not relieved by any medications or cold therapy.
This book will help you help yourself and you will learn so much about your own body, how it works.... and how it tries to tell us when things aren't quite right.
This book deserves to be in everyone's library, but don't just display it on the shelf. Read it and regularly refer back to it to locate and reduce muscular and joint pain in your body, and help alleviate pain and discomfort for your family and loved ones.
I've already ordered my second copy of this book to give away as a gift.
Most recent customer reviews
Great book. My wife has ordered on her account multiple times as when she shows friends the book to solve their pain problems they ask her if they could by it off her.Published 6 months ago by Q
The best-both because it actually knows what it is talking about and also because it is not attempting to sell anything except its knowledge. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ireaditall
This book is a must-have for everyone. The author gives detailed instructions (and anatomy diagrams) to teach the reader how to locate the source of muscle/joint pain, and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by N Paul
Great informative book for helping alleviate pain! Great information and easy to follow techniques that I have used on myself since purchasing this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K.D. Martel
This book is very well illustrated and has helped me tremendously over the past several years. I would highly recommend this book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by JHW
It's a very well-written book but I did find that I hurt myself using a technique that I thought I understood but obviously didn't.Published 20 months ago by LittleBiddy
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