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The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress [2 Miracle Balls Included] Paperback – December 10, 2003

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“This is the book that could change your body and the way you live your life…Go get this book and start enjoying your life!”

Fit Magazine

“Place the deceptively simple Miracle Ball under a trouble spot and sink into—aches actually melt away.”

Self

“Offers a no-impact routine.”

Parade

“You’ll ease the pain and tension of injuries and alleviate soreness and stiffness in muscles and joints.”

Fitness 


“Elaine’s method greatly relaxes my tight neck muscles and helps to elongate the spine. I highly recommend it.”

–Christine M. Metz, M.D., Internal Medicine, Gilmore Memorial Hospital, Armory, MS

“My patients have seen great results. I love it myself; I gave the balls to my husband, and he has finally stopped complaining about his back pain.” 


–Sally Garhart, M.D., Occupational and Internal Medicine, Bedford Occupational and Acute Care, Bedford, NH
“After taking just one of Elaine’s ball therapy classes, I was asymptomatic for the first time in 15 years. I now recommend it to all of my patients.” 

– Fred Jones, D.C., Sunshine Chiropractic and Wellness, Merrick, nY
“I highly recommend Elaine’s method to relieve back pain caused by stress and tension. My patients find it very helpful for self-management of their symptoms.” 

–Janet Freedman, M.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, The Rehabilitation Center of Southwestern Connecticut at Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT
“After suffering a back injury while playing high-school sports, I spent the next 20 years experiencing episodes of severe back pain. Then I tried Elaine’s method, and I am happy to report I am free of pain. 

–Elliot Zelevansky, Ph.D., Licensed psychologist, private practice, New Canaan, CT
 


“This is the book that could change your body and the way you live your life…Go get this book and start enjoying your life!”

Fit Magazine

“Place the deceptively simple Miracle Ball under a trouble spot and sink into―aches actually melt away.”

Self

“Offers a no-impact routine.”

Parade

“You’ll ease the pain and tension of injuries and alleviate soreness and stiffness in muscles and joints.”

Fitness 

About the Author

Elaine Petrone developed her Miracle Ball method out of her own experiences with chronic pain. In addition to her books, she’s written for and been featured in Fitness, Vogue, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Elle, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar.  She has consulted Fortune 500 companies in stress and pain management as well as appeared on nationally syndicated television shows for Fox News, Lifetime, NBC and ABC news.  With over 30 years of experience, Elaine teaches regularly at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and trains students at hospitals and healing centers across the country. She lives in southern Connecticut. Her website is www.elainepetrone.com.

 
 
 

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Book and Access edition (December 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761128689
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761128687
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 4.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (781 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have used Miracle balls daily for nearly a decade and they have helped me with serious problems. I have given untold numbers of them as gifts with universal appreciation. Unfortunately, the last couple of pairs I've bought, the quality has tanked and the value of them has been greatly diminished. Whereas they used to be made of a thick gauge, they currently are not. When inflated fully they are much larger than the originals and do not work nearly as well. They will surely wear out much, much faster. I do not know if they have always been made in China, but the older ones are not marked China and the new ones are. Please go back to the original specifications or I will have to find an alternate to a product I have believed in for years.
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UPDATE! Something is wrong with my Miracle Balls! Shortly after I bought the balls, a weird black sticky spot appeared on each ball. I wiped them off, and it didn't get in the way of me using them, so I just ignored it. Now after not using them for a little while, they have developed large black sticky spots, like something is oozing out from the inside of the balls. I have always had them stored either on my carpet or on a wooden shelf, so the black sticky stuff isn't coming from anything else, but from INSIDE the ball. The latest spots are large and STICKY and very hard to clean off. I don't think I can use them anymore. Has anyone else had this problem?? If the balls are defective, can I get new ones? I bought them a long time ago, so my window for return has long been closed.

Here is my previous review, before the black spots became a problem:

The title is true, these balls are a miracle! Read the book and follow the instructions, and you will feel amazing! i use them often, and really notice a difference when I am done the stretches. I highly recommend this to anyone who has problem areas, or just needs a good stretch.
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The Miracle Ball Method: Relieve Your Pain, Reshape Your Body, Reduce Your Stress [2 Miracle Balls Included] is a method of pain relief developed by Elaine Petrone after struggling with her own terrible back pain. The key for her, and no doubt many, proved to be proper breathing and decreased muscle tension. Soooo...

The Goal: reduce muscle tension that's causing the pain
The Formula: Weight + Breathing = Release of Tension
How Accomplished: Lay on one or more of the balls in a specified spot
(although the book encourages you to experiment),
breathe properly, and relax. The ball is just a tool to
help you feel the weight of your body.

Don't be turned off by the fact that the book is over 200 pages long- after a brief introduction and a short section on breathing, the vast majority of the book is made up of pictures showing you exactly how to do the exercises. Additionally, its a tiny book and therefore has short paragraphs on each page.

I would have to say that this book will likely benefit many people with chronic pain. Muscle tension is either the major cause of a lot of pain, or at least present due to another cause. Either way, treating muscle tension and learning how to relax will take a big bite out of your pain. Readers with back pain may also be interested in Treat Your Own Spinal Stenosis. Good luck!
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They ATE my wood cabinet in FIVE days! I have pictures. I hoped these might help with worsening chronic everything pain caused by an old accident, 13 years behind a desk, two pregnancies and hauling small kids. They still might if I pull them out of the box I shoved them into keep them away from anything with a wood stain/veneer and the kids. I am NOT one of those people who says every chemical is out to kill us (even if some of them really may be...), but these scare me. I stored them in a cherry wood cabinet and after five days they ate through the poly down into the stain on every contact point. The stain then stained the balls (obviously) and has left a constantly sticky black film that won't wash away or even smooth off. Please keep these away from anything or anyone of value. What ARE these made out of? I read a review saying the same thing before I bought these and wrote it off as a fluke or chemical neurosis. You were right.
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I've been suffering from back, hip, and neck pain from a car accident for over a decade. I've seen more physical therapists than I can remember, everything from osteopaths to chiropractors to feldenkrais and neuro-muscular reprogramming. I even happen to be a massage therapist myself!

Finally I just plain ran out of money to spend on bodywork and felt at a loss for completing my long road to recovery. That's when I saw the Miracle Ball kit at my local bookstore and decided to give it a try.

As soon as I finished my first session on the balls, I was astonished at how I felt. I was breathing more fully into my lower back and ribcage than I had in years! When I'm on the balls, I can feel my back muscles releasing with every breath. I feel as if my body is actually fixing itself from the inside out, rather than being "worked on" one piece at a time.

I've only been using the balls for a couple weeks now, and I'm not saying it's a cure all or a replacement for proper physical therapy. But I can honestly say that so far I feel like my body is once again getting the therapy it needs and for about $400 less a month!

If you have pinched nerves or disc problems, I would advise talking to your doctor before starting with this program. Otherwise, I think it's one of the best, cheapest, and most practical home therapies available. And believe me, I've looked!
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