The Miracle Ball Method Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress (Paperback)
|DESCRIPTION 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.|
From the Publisher:
A healing kit containing an illustrated, instructional guidebook and two miracle balls introduces an innovative approach to eliminate pain, reshape the body, and reduce stress with a program of exercise and therapy using two small, squishy balls. Original.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 that 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 there's pain-and then resting, rolling, or rotating on them. She points out that 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 arevolutionary program of relief, from head to toe.