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Title:
Trigger points : use the power of touch to live life pain-free
ISBN:
9781465485045

9780241384541
Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
144 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents:
Foreword. Getting started. What are trigger points? -- How trigger points occur -- Preparing to treat trigger points -- Self-care practice -- How to work trigger points -- Trigger-point balls and tools -- Trigger-point treatments. Head and neck -- Back of neck -- Side of neck 1 -- Back of shoulder 1 -- Jaw, ear, and face -- Jaw -- Inside mouth 1 -- Inside mouth 2 -- Temples -- Face -- Chest -- Chest 1 -- Side of chest -- Shoulders -- Back of shoulder 2 -- Back of shoulder 3 -- Back of shoulder 4 -- Side of armpit 1 -- Top of shoulder -- Arms and hands -- Side of neck 2 -- Side of armpit 2 -- Chest 2 -- Front of upper arm -- Back of upper arm -- Back of forearm -- Front of forearm -- Palm of hand -- Upper and midback -- Between the shoulder blades -- Back -- Abdomen -- Between the ribs -- Diaphragm -- Abdomen -- Lower back and hips -- Side of back -- Buttocks -- Side of hip 1 -- Front of pelvis -- Legs and knees -- Back of thigh -- Inner thigh -- Front of thigh -- Side of hip 2 -- Calf -- Ankles and feet -- Shin -- Side of calf -- Sole of foot.
Summary:
New science confirms that trigger-point massage is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain. Trigger Points gives you 40 simple, step-by-step exercises you can safely use at home to target pain - from long-term, debilitating backache or repetitive strain injury to migraines or acute, post-injury pain. Author and leading therapist Amanda Oswald specialises in working with chronic pain conditions. In this book, she explains how trigger points -- small, tender knots of connective tissue -- can cause symptoms, either around the trigger point itself or referred to elsewhere in the body. Pressure and massage can release these knots and bring immediate, long-lasting relief. Identify your pain patterns, locate the trigger points responsible using detailed body maps, then treat the trigger points accurately and safely. Each exercise shows you how to position your body, different ways to apply pressure, how long to sustain it, and how often to repeat the process.
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New science confirms that trigger-point massage is one of the most effective ways to relieve pain. Trigger Points gives you 40 simple, step-by-step exercises you can safely use at home to target pain - from long-term, debilitating backache or repetitive strain injury to migraines or acute, post-injury pain.

Author and leading therapist Amanda Oswald specialises in working with chronic pain conditions. In this book, she explains how trigger points - small, tender knots of connective tissue - can cause symptoms, either around the trigger point itself or referred to elsewhere in the body. Pressure and massage can release these knots and bring immediate, long-lasting relief.

Identify your pain patterns, locate the trigger points responsible using detailed body maps, then treat the trigger points accurately and safely. Each exercise shows you how to position your body, different ways to apply pressure, how long to sustain it, and how often to repeat the process.

With Trigger Points , you can take control of chronic or recurring pain yourself to achieve life-changing results.


Author Notes

Amanda Oswald owns and runs the Pain Care Clinic based in Harley Street, London, and in Leeds. She is a leading myofascial release expert and has been instrumental in developing the highest-level UK Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage. She has trained in the UK, US, and Europe and now runs fascia workshops for therapists and private clients presenting with chronic pain.