The Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy
Self-Help Starter Kit – $65
I was surprised it took me so long to learn about Myotherapy aka Trigger-Point Therapy. I’ve been rubbing the knots out of my shoulders with a giant bar of soap during my hot showers every morning. Apparently, I wasn’t doing it right, because while rubbing may help it doesn’t eliminate the knots entirely. By learning “The Bonnie Prudden Way” and by using her methods and tools, it has helped both my wife and I eliminate pain by applying direct pressure to muscle knots and micro-spasms.
There are other myotherapy canes on the market and perhaps you can find similar ones for cheaper. But I figured since Bonnie Prudden is the Godmother of Myotherapy, she should get credit for the work she developed decades ago.
When using this cane, sent by the author along with the book and the smaller tool, it feels as though my twin is standing behind me pressing his thumb into my shoulder right where it hurts in the muscle knot. Precise pressure, self-applied and very effective! According to Bonnie, it only takes 5-7 seconds of pressure before the tissues in spasm are starved of oxygen and release. By repeating this step on both sides, my wife and are can literally erase our own pain. Amazing! Thank you Bonnie!
I have learned that the micro-spasms in my tissue have babies and multiply if I ignore them. Melting them in therapy-temp (104F+) hot tubs works really well too, but when you’ve been sitting too long at a desk and have a pinched nerve, using pressure on the trigger-points really helps a lot! With this method, you don’t need to bother someone to rub your back; you can direct-target the muscles causing your pain.
From the website: “For people of all ages. Safe, long-term relief from arthritis, headaches, backaches, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, trick knees, bursitis, and more! Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy is a natural, simple technique that can be performed in the home. Bonnie Prudden’s step-by-step method has been hailed by doctors and patients across America for its extraordinary 95 percent success rate. Click the link below to purchase your pain relief self-help kit today.”