The third edition of this bestselling title.
Now deceased, Davies specialized in trigger point massage for the treatment of pain. Mr. Davies's interest in massage began when he successfully self-treated a frozen shoulder with trigger point massage. Inspired by the experience, he began an intensive private study of trigger points and referred pain. He subsequently retired from a thriving piano service business to become a professional massage therapist.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook is a welcome and
timely addition to the worlds of personal wellness, pain relief,
and self-care. The author creates a highly effective form of pain
therapy that anyone can learn. This book is a valuable contribution
to the field of self-applied therapeutic bodywork.
--Robert K. King, founder and president of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy
As a chiropractor for twelve years and an instructor of trigger
point therapy at the Utah College of Massage Therapy for ten years,
I found the Davies' book very accurate and complete. The graphics
and illustrations make it easy to show patients and clients ways to
improve quality of life. I believe the book will be a valuable
asset to all health care practitioners who use trigger point
--David B. Thomson, DC, instructor at the Utah College of Massage Therapy
As a medical doctor who has been challenged by patients
experiencing chronic pain, including those suffering from
long-standing cases of fibromyalgia, I appreciate a safe solution
for their problem. I believe this book, revealing that trigger
point therapy may safely relieve chronic pain, should be in the
hands of every doctor.
--Terry Shepherd Friedmann, MD, author of Freedom Through Health
I have personally benefited from the therapeutic effects of
trigger point massage and I believe it deserves official
recognition in the medical world. I hope physicians will study
these self-treatment techniques and recommend them to their
--Rose Marie Hackett, DO, osteopathic physician and radiologist
Properly used, the information in the Davies's book should
enable many people with myofascial trigger point disorders to
participate effectively in treating their conditions. The book
should be especially useful to those who do not have ready access
to a practitioner familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of
these common muscular problems.
--Michael D. Reynolds, MD, rheumatologist
This is ... a well-organized, easy-to-use handbook that will
indeed help sufferers of myofascial pain learn to treat themselves
with effective self-massage techniques. The detail and clarity of
the book's format will also make it invaluable to pain physicians
who want to be able to teach their patients useful, simple
strategies to manage soft tissue pain problems.
--Joseph F. Audette, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School and director of Outpatient Pain Services at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Medford, MA
This is a useful book for anyone in chronic pain. There are few
resources like this one, which empowers the reader to understand
the problem and offers the tools to manage it. The approach to
managing pain described in this book will help many take control of
a significant part of their health and will become a valuable
--Scott M. Fishman, MD, chief of the Division of Pain Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California, Davis and author of The War on Pain
This must-have book gives practical methods for dealing with
chronic pain in a format that is easy to use, and it works! I'm a
--Jo Ann Gillaspy, MS, RN, editor of The Nephrology Resource Directory
Trigger point massage therapy may be the most effective
treatment known for a wide variety of pain problems, including
fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.
--C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association and author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Healing Remedies
I have long been a believer in and practitioner of trigger point
therapy. I certainly recommend this book to the general public and
health care practitioners. It is truly an excellent resource and
provides the tools that induce self-healing and empowerment.
--Bernie S. Siegel, MD, author of Love, Medicine, and Miracles and Prescriptions for Living and former student of Janet Travell, MD, author of Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual