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If you suffer from chronic pain, you just might find relief with Clair Davies's Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. This self-treatment guide will show you how to treat your own trigger points, which are often a source of chronic pain. Illustrated with many easy-to-follow drawings, this workbook explains specific treatments for many common bodily aches.
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Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients’ formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits.

This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points—tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. 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.

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies’ daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father’s legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.

If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book.

Synopsis:

This revised edition of Clair Davies's best-selling book, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, outlines a very user-friendly and completely up to date method of self-massage that people can employ as a means of reducing and curing their pain.

Synopsis:

This new edition of the bestselling Trigger Point Therapy Workbook outlines user-friendly and updated methods of self-massage to help relieve pain. This edition also contains new techniques, drawings, and tips to help readers find and treat trigger points.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The proven method for overcoming soft-tissue pain is now available in a practical, step-by-step format. Includes halftone line drawings illustrating the effective, self-massage techniques.

About the Author

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 and Simons Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual

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twohands42, February 21, 2012 (view all comments by twohands42)
As a massage therapist and a sufferer of Chronic Fibromyalgia pain this book has done for me what thousands of dollars and dozens of doctors could not seem to do. The day I met Claire and April was the day I began to learn to use maintenance to control my pain. Most people don't know that a trigger point can cause a sore throat or irregular menses. I have treated people who have had the same issues for over a decade many told they have pinched nerves and other misdiagnosis. I teach my clients to treat themselves and this book has changed their lives as well as mine. It is always my first line of treatment in my practice. John Kennedy said only Janet Travell could stop his pain, she was the foremost expert on trigger point and wrote the physician's guide to trigger point. She was also the only woman Whitehouse Phys. Sadley most doctors don't have a clue how to use it or what it even entails.
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anonymous, February 23, 2009 (view all comments by anonymous)
Good self-help tool

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.

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Roy Perera, October 3, 2006 (view all comments by Roy Perera)
Trigger point Therapy Workbook authored by Clair Davis, is an excellent companion to any Professional or any lay person who is interested in trigger point therapy. Readabity of this book is heavily supported by number of clear illustrations. Trigger Point Guides provided at the begining of each section are very useful in planing of therapy sessions. This work will surely mark a new area of drug free treatment for common pain patterns encountered in daily practice.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781572243750
Subtitle:
Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief
Foreword:
Simons, David G.
With:
Davies, Amber
Foreword by:
Simons, David G.
Foreword:
Simons, David G.
Author:
Davies, Clair
Author:
Davies, Amber
Author:
Simons, David
Author:
Simons, David G.
With:
Davies, Amber
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Subject:
Massage
Subject:
Pain Management
Subject:
Pain
Subject:
Rheumatology
Subject:
Pain -- Alternative treatment.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Pain
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief
Publication Date:
20040801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 29 oz

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"Staff Pick" by ,

If you suffer from chronic pain, you just might find relief with Clair Davies's Trigger Point Therapy Workbook. This self-treatment guide will show you how to treat your own trigger points, which are often a source of chronic pain. Illustrated with many easy-to-follow drawings, this workbook explains specific treatments for many common bodily aches.

"Synopsis" by ,
This revised edition of Clair Davies's best-selling book, The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, outlines a very user-friendly and completely up to date method of self-massage that people can employ as a means of reducing and curing their pain.
"Synopsis" by ,
This new edition of the bestselling Trigger Point Therapy Workbook outlines user-friendly and updated methods of self-massage to help relieve pain. This edition also contains new techniques, drawings, and tips to help readers find and treat trigger points.
"Synopsis" by ,

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.

"Synopsis" by , The proven method for overcoming soft-tissue pain is now available in a practical, step-by-step format. Includes halftone line drawings illustrating the effective, self-massage techniques.
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