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Take two--they're small. And they perform miracles. Suffering a career-ending, potentially crippling injury to her back and right leg, a young dancer named Elaine Petrone tried everyone from orthopedists to yogis to turn her pain and prognosis around. Nothing worked--until she healed herself through a unique program of therapy and exercise based around the use of two small, squishy balls. From there she turned her passion into a mission hat is helping the thousands of people who visit her classes conquer pain, stress, and injury. Now, for relief for sufferers everywhere, comes THE MIRACLE BALL METHOD, a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. The work itself is simple. Take a sore back: By resting your aching back on the grapefruit-sized balls and letting your body sink into them, you're "unworking the muscles that hurt. Pain and tension drain out of the body. Petrone shows how proper breathing (which she demonstrates) works in conjunction with a range of "unexercises that call for placing the balls under the back, head, knees, hip, elbow--wherever relief can come in surprising ways: Lower back pain may be helped by placing the ball under your neck, or a bad knee might be helped by hip work. It's a revolutionary program of relief, from head to toe.

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Elaine Petrone was a dancer who badly injured her leg. She was told she might never walk again. So she went on a quest to heal herself starting with doctors and chiropractors, then with yogis and other bodywork professionals. In the end, she invented her own system of pain relief that not only worked to heal her leg, but also relieved stress and reshaped her body. Pain relief, stress relief, and a way to look thinner. Sounds too good to be true, but Elaine Petrone's miracle balls program really delivers. Her system has delivered relief to thousands of patients who have taken her classes in New York City, and now thousands more she is reaching through her work at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. Her work is endorsed by doctors and physical therapists there. The method is simple: Weight plus breathing equals relief. That is to say you put a ball under the part of your body that hurts, breath (sounds automatic, but in fact most of us hold our breath most of the time), and let the weight of your body be absorbed by the ball. In a way, you can think of the ball as a magnet for anxiety and pain--the stress is sucked out of your body and into the ball as your muscles release their tension. This book delivers a complete program for relief all over your body from head to toe.

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A revolutionary program of relief--from head to toe! "The Miracle Ball Method" is a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. Petrone shows how proper breathing (which she demonstrates) works in conjunction with a range of "unexercises" that call for placing the balls under the back, head, knees, hip, elbow--wherever there's pain. (Consumable)

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Elaine Petrone is the creator of the Miracle Ball Method. She works at the Stamford (Connecticut) Hospital Rehabilitation Center and with private patients.

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anonymous, February 24, 2009 (view all comments by anonymous)
Having Pain? Get On the Ball!

"The Miracle Ball Method" is a method of pain relief developed by Elaine Petrone after struggling with her own terrible back pain. The key for her, and no doubt many, proved to be proper breathing and decreased muscle tension. Soooo...

The Goal: reduce muscle tension that's causing the pain
The Formula: Weight + Breathing = Release of Tension
How Accomplished: Lay on one or more of the balls in a specified spot
(although the book encourages you to experiment),
breathe properly, and relax. The ball is just a tool to
help you feel the weight of your body.

Don't be turned off by the fact that the book is over 200 pages long- after a brief introduction and a short section on breathing, the vast majority of the book is made up of pictures showing you exactly how to do the exercises. Additionally, its a tiny book and therefore has short paragraphs on each page.

I would have to say that this book will likely benefit many people with chronic pain. Muscle tension is either the major cause of a lot of pain, or at least present due to another cause. Either way, treating muscle tension and learning how to relax will take a big bite out of your pain. Readers with foot pain may also be interested in "The 5-Minute Plantar Fasciitis Solution". Good luck!

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christine binnendyk, December 16, 2008 (view all comments by christine binnendyk)
Who knew muscle and tension release could be this simple? Petrone tells you exactly where to place the balls and how to breath to get relief from stiff necks, TMJ, carpal tunnel and more. This is one of those a-ha practices that'll have you wondering why everyone isn't already talking about it. Oh yeah, they are!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780761128687
Foreword:
Freedman, Janet
Editor:
Griffin, Jennifer
Author:
Petrone, Elaine
Publisher:
Workman Publishing
Location:
New York
Subject:
Exercise
Subject:
Stress Management
Subject:
Surgery - General
Subject:
Physical fitness
Subject:
Backache
Subject:
Pain
Subject:
Stress relaxation
Subject:
Exercise therapy
Subject:
Children's Baby - Diet
Subject:
Medical-Surgery - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Fitness
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
32
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5 x 4.25 in 1.19 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Elaine Petrone was a dancer who badly injured her leg. She was told she might never walk again. So she went on a quest to heal herself starting with doctors and chiropractors, then with yogis and other bodywork professionals. In the end, she invented her own system of pain relief that not only worked to heal her leg, but also relieved stress and reshaped her body. Pain relief, stress relief, and a way to look thinner. Sounds too good to be true, but Elaine Petrone's miracle balls program really delivers. Her system has delivered relief to thousands of patients who have taken her classes in New York City, and now thousands more she is reaching through her work at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. Her work is endorsed by doctors and physical therapists there. The method is simple: Weight plus breathing equals relief. That is to say you put a ball under the part of your body that hurts, breath (sounds automatic, but in fact most of us hold our breath most of the time), and let the weight of your body be absorbed by the ball. In a way, you can think of the ball as a magnet for anxiety and pain--the stress is sucked out of your body and into the ball as your muscles release their tension. This book delivers a complete program for relief all over your body from head to toe.
"Synopsis" by , A revolutionary program of relief--from head to toe! "The Miracle Ball Method" is a healing kit containing two miracle balls and a fully illustrated book, all packaged together in an attention-getting clear plastic cylinder. Petrone shows how proper breathing (which she demonstrates) works in conjunction with a range of "unexercises" that call for placing the balls under the back, head, knees, hip, elbow--wherever there's pain. (Consumable)
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