Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) (Hardcover)
Treat Chronic Pain Yourself-Anytime, Anywhere
If you suffer from chronic, debilitating pain, surgery and other invasive measures aren't your only options. What many people don't know is that pain is often referred from other areas of the body, sometimes far away from the place where the discomfort is actually felt. Trigger point therapy is often used by physical and massage therapists to relieve this hard-to-treat pain. Now, you can begin using this powerful method on your own to start feeling better right away.
This workbook will help you identify the source of your pain by addressing the problem of myofascial trigger points-tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked, resulting in chronic pain. Trigger point massage increases circulation at the site of the problem and can provide lasting relief.
This new edition includes:
Quick tips to help you identify the source of your pain
Dozens of new illustrations for self-treatment
Advice on when to stretch, use ice or heat, or seek help from a professional
New clinical massage guidelines for professional therapists
Access to downloadable massage and pain-relief guides