Book Review: Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple by Richard Finn

A practical guide to at-home pain relief with trigger point therapy

Whether you’re recovering from an injury, dealing with a chronic condition, or experiencing daily headaches―trigger point therapy can provide pain relief. Those hidden, tender knots in your muscles―also known as trigger points―may be small but they can cause a huge amount of pain. Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple puts healing in your hands so you can stop living in pain and get back to thriving in your life.

Learn the ropes of trigger point therapy with an overview of what causes trigger points, how trigger point therapy works, and what to expect. Organized by muscle, the illustrated, step-by-step instructions will help you find relief from injuries, fibromyalgia, and other myofascial pain conditions with gentle, easy motions and massage techniques. At-home treatment should be simple and effective―and now it is.

Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple includes:

Beyond massage―Treat your muscles and your nervous system in 4 easy steps for maximum long-lasting pain relief.
Anatomical aids―Handy anatomical illustrations let you pinpoint where your pain is and show you how to perform the gentle movements that will help you heal.
Mind and body―Retrain your brain with a holistic approach to treatment, including helpful habits, breathing exercises, and stress-relief tips.
Move better and recover faster with Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Although this book wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, I did find it helpful. I have chronic pain and this does work a lot of the time. What I found interesting is that I’ve instinctively massaged trigger points not knowing why it helped, especially when I have headaches.

As with anything, you need to individualize what will work for you. I don’t find it helpful to do all 4 steps all the time. Treating the trigger points works mostly for me, but the other steps can help certain pain at certain times.

Trigger Point Therapy Made Simple is exactly that…simple. It’s easy to understand. It also has illustrations of the trigger points. I recommend this book for anyone looking for help with pain. It’s especially helpful nowadays when pain pills aren’t readily available for those with chronic pain.

Book Review: Super Nutrition by Terry McIlroy

Title: Super Nutrition
Author: Terry McIlory
Release Date: 2nd May 2019
Genre: Non-Ficton
Page Count: 216
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing

 

We have all uttered these phrases at one time or another:

“Your health is your wealth.”

“You are what you eat.”

 

Deep down, we all know, that what we choose to eat and drink has a massive impact on our health.

Confused about your nutritional needs? Not anymore! With a clear focus on sourcing the right ingredients, including condiments, herbs, spices & organic produce, we can all take advantage of, and unlock the powerful nutrients within them, to try and ensure that we are not insufficient or deficient in any given vitamin, mineral, macro or micro-nutrient, whilst trying to reduce our toxic load, thus easing the burden on our body’s natural ability to detoxify itself and restore homeostasis/balance. This book gives you the tools and knowledge to structure your diet and help you strive towards optimal health, with totally unique, delicious, health-giving recipes so you can enjoy the ride.

Start your new journey to health and happiness here NOW! Grab a copy of Super Nutrition today and take control of your health once and for all, shed those unwanted pounds, balance your blood sugars and heal your gut with nutritional therapy

Terry McIlroy has taken well-known, popular dishes and transformed them into nutrient-dense powerhouse meals, just by making a few ingredient swaps with modern twists, such as his New Dehli Fritatta, Carrot Cake Smoothie, Mixed Mushroom, Almond & Tarragon Soup, Curried Quinoa Taboulleh Salad, Proper Spelt Bread, Southern Fried Chicken, Millionaires Shortbread and of course Fish ‘n’ Chips.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Super Nutrition is a good source for anyone who wants to learn how to live a healthy life. This book has a lot of healthy recipes and a meal planner at the back. This is not a cookbook or a diet plan, it is a way to change your habits and feel better. This book is for everyone, but if you need to lose weight, this is the best way to do it because the weight will stay off. 

At the beginning of the book, the author explains that he wrote Super Nutrition to help others live the best life they can. It also gives his top ten health tips as well as a few basics that will help you start making changes. For example, it’s best to buy organic foods if possible and he explains the reasons.

I plan to use Super Nutrition as a guide and to change some of my habits but it will be slowly. I’m going to have to work at finding a lot of the foods listed in the recipes. There aren’t any stores in a small town to even purchase organic foods let alone Pink Himalayan Salt or a mortar and pestle.

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Terry McIlroy is a Professional Chef with over 27 years of experience within the culinary industry. He is also a Nutritionist/Nutritional Therapist, specializing in the field of Naturopathic Nutrition. He has inspired many with his passion, knowledge, creativity and flair in the kitchen as an Executive Head Chef, whilst running several businesses. During his clinical experience, he transformed the lives of all of his clients, giving them Nutritional, Supplemental and Lifestyle protocols to follow, all of whom reported dramatic improvements in their health and wellbeing after implementing his bespoke diet plans and lifestyle changes.

Terry has combined his Culinary and Nutritional Expertise to produce his inaugural book ‘Super Nutrition’ which is set to inspire and transform the lives of millions. He offers (never before seen in one piece of work) unique Health & Wellbeing Advice, Tips and Recipes, arming the reader with the tools to take control of their health and live a vibrant, happy life.

 

 

 

 

7 Science-Backed Ways Reading Makes You Healthy

Books delight, entertain and challenge us, but did you know there are numerous scientific studies that show reading books also increases longevity, reduces stress and helps prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia? In this infographic, we break down all the scientific data in a fun and engaging way. 

 

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