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

by Clair Davies (Author), Amber Davies (Author), David G. Simons (Foreword)

Editorial Reviews

The first edition of this workbook is regarded as a classic in its field, and
was the first book to introduce trigger point therapy to the general public as a
self-care tool for alleviating chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions,
including arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, headache,
muscle ache, and repetitive strain injuries. As the author makes clear, all such
conditions are related to lack of oxygen in exhausted or injured muscle tissue.
Trigger point therapy has been used for decades by doctors, pain specialists,
and massage therapists to quickly stimulate the flow of oxygen and promote rapid
pain reduction. This book makes the same techniques available to the general
public with instructions that are easy to follow, and abetted by an extensive
collection of charts and corresponding illustrations.

The author’s interest in trigger point therapy began when he used it to
successfully treat his frozen shoulder. Since that time, he has dedicated
himself to teaching others the same techniques. That dedication is obvious
throughout his writing and the care he takes to make the therapy understandable
to the lay public. Also included in this new edition is updated information that
should be of great interest to pain specialists and bodyworkers, as well as
useful instruction in a variety of relaxation techniques. Overall, this book is
an excellent self-care resource for anyone interested in pain relief.-

Book Description
Trigger point therapy is one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing bodywork
styles in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and
massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve formerly
undiagnosable muscle and joint pain—conditions that studies have shown to be the
cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. The technique involves applying
short, repeated massage strokes to trigger points, tiny contraction knots in
muscle tissue where restricted circulation and lack of oxygen cause referred
pain. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns
characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe.
Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and
often produces instant relief. This dynamic technique has made a huge impact
among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic
in the field of pain relief. The book has sold over 145,000 copies since the
release of the first edition in 2001. The second edition is a complete update
and includes a new chapter specifically for massage professionals, as well as a
chapter on systematic muscle relaxation techniques that can reinforce the
therapeutic power of trigger point work.

Product Details

Paperback: 323 pages
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; 2 edition (July 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1572243759



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