There is really no secret to it, anybody has the capacity and ability to either release their own muscular tension or help release somebody else’s. The techniques explained within this book come from a variety of different fields and specializations, ranging from trigger point release through to yoga and some very old Chinese medicine techniques. Having explored a variety of modalities myself through the last 10 years or so, I have written this book to explain 4 of the best, quickest and most reliable techniques to bring about results.
The primary focus of this book is on the shoulder region. This book explains 4 techniques that can release shoulder tension in 60 seconds or less.
1. Trigger point squeeze and release
2. The pummel
3. Shoulder movement re-orientation
4. Plum Blossom Technique Bonus
5. The Ear Pull
This book also comes with a free 40min audio download of a gentle yoga class specifically designed for releasing the shoulders (the link is located at the end of the book).
Benefits from good shoulder health:
- Rarely any headaches
- Better posture
- Good range of movement in the arms, neck and upper back
- No pain or discomfort in the joints
- Easier to relax, easier to sleep
If you're interested in learning some quick, easy and fast techniques to release muscular tension then this is the book for you!
Michael Hetherington (BHlthSci, TCM, Yoga) is an author, yoga instructor, a qualified acupuncturist and a teacher of traditional Oriental medicine.
He is passionate about self health care, Oriental philosophy applied to modern living, empowering education and embracing the human potential.
He holds a Bachelor in Health Science from Charles Sturt University, an Advanced Diploma in Acupuncture from the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and a level 2, yoga teacher certificate from the Byron yoga centre. He has been teaching yoga since 2008 and was a lecturer of Oriental medicine and Chinese medical massage (Tui Na) at the Australian Institute of Applied Sciences from 2014-2015.
In his early twenties he suffered from regular migraine headaches, depression and chronic lower back pain, which he overcame primarily through the practices of yoga, relaxation and meditation.
Michael was always attracted to eastern philosophy and it was this interest that drew him to the teachings and practices of yoga and Oriental medicine at a young age. After traveling to China to teach English for a year, he returned to Australia in 2004 to begin studying Chinese medicine, remedial massage and practicing Oki-Do yoga (Japanese Yoga form developed by Dr Masahiro Oki) under the guidance of Peter Masters.
Inspired by the teachings of many he has learned that a lighthearted and nurturing approach to life serves best.
Michael's other interests include world music, dancing, multimedia arts, reading, traveling, spending time in nature & drinking cups of tea.