Great book for leaning SELF-MASSAGE.

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Since it’s a brand new year, starting this month I plan to do regular posts of my favorite and most referenced books. Many of these books will be geared more toward Fitness Professionals but would be great editions to any health-fitness nerd’s library. THIS WEEK: The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davies. Not a day goes by working with clients professionally as a Personal Trainer do I not use this book. If I lost all my books tomorrow, this would be one of a few that I would replace immediately. It’s only about $15 on Amazon. It is basically a book about how us normal folk can decrease and/or eliminate most of our aches & pains by learning and using the basics of self-massage. In my experience, most of the pain that we all will experience throughout our lives will be due to overuse injuries to our soft-tissues. Soft-tissue is nothing more than all the stuff in the body that is NOT bone, organs or fluid. Think muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, etc. Because we are creatures of habit, many of us tend to repeat movement patterns and postures over and over again which tend to cause “issues with the tissues”. This book can help. I recommend finding the area of the body that has pain or discomfort and reading about that particular areas as needed rather than attempting to read the whole thing in one full sweep. Think of this book as a reference, an index. The author, Clair Davies, was a piano restoration specialist in his younger years and later went on to become a licensed Massage Therapist, not for the money but because he genuinely wanted to help others eliminate pain as he did years before. #bssbbooks #blueskystrongbox

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