The magic behind her powerful exercises is their focus on fascial tissue. Fascia, which is stronger than steel, holds the body together. It wraps around muscle fibers, bones, and tendons. (If you've ever looked at an uncooked piece of chicken and noticed the glistening white layer over the meat, you've seen fascia.) In people who overwork their bodies, the fascia hardens, a natural response to prevent future injury. Unfortunately, this stiffness worsens with repeated insults to the body. Muscles, nerves, and tendons tense up and inflame even more and may even adhere to each other. Metabolic waste products can build up and become trapped instead of being carried away by the lymph system, and even more pressure is placed on the affected body tissues.
Enter Butler's exercises. The book is arranged to let you pick and choose the correct stretches to suit your needs. Too much typing, guitar playing, or gardening? Stiff neck, tingling fingers, sore upper arms, or all three? However you developed your repetitive strain injury and whatever your upper-body symptoms (or if you're smart and you'd like to prevent such problems), there are multiple stretches in Conquering Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to suit your needs. The book is arranged to help users develop a personalized stretching program with more than 40 stretches for the upper body, forearms, wrists, fingers, and thumbs to choose from. Butler thoroughly explains the importance of stretching and the correct (and incorrect) way to do it, and the exercises are lucidly illustrated.
This book was recommended by a violin teacher who claimed it was helpful to him. Well, I ordered it and am a bit uneasy about the content. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Loftus
I'm a needlepointer with a couple of fingers that have been helped by these exercises. My neck, too, is much better as well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jan
I bought this Conquering Carpal Tunnel book for my step-dad because we were lost as to what to do for him. His health and job depended on him getting healed. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carolyn
This book has helped me a lot overall in dealing with muscle and nerve problems.Published 4 months ago by Joanie
I had surgery because this did not fulfill the need. It is not a panacea but could help some people.Published 13 months ago by F. Gomez
During the years when there were no real treatments or therapies for RSI....I bought this book along with several others to find my own way. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ms Scuttlebutt
I have this book and have given away five of them. First of all, if you have repetitive stress injuries of any kind, not just carpal tunnel, this book is a primer for your... Read morePublished 14 months ago by william b birthisel