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Instant Therapy (almost!)
on 12 July 2004
I'm a born sceptic, yet I was drawn to the novelty of this package. As a long suffering backache victim, I've tried all sorts of ways of getting relief, but the old L4/L5 joints usually don't want to know. Recent encounters with Shiatsu practitioners lead me to believe I had to stretch my lower back and hips in a way I didn't think was wise before. This little package reinforced that viewpoint. OK, the book is fairly small, and there's significant pre-amble about relaxing and breathing, but the 'meat' is quite good, and the relaxation is vital to get the most benefit. I tried the first exercise on the day of purchase - 'Back on the ball'. I have to say (although it sounds ridiculous and incredible after 15 years of chronic pain), that I got more relief from the first half an hour at this than ANY treatment I'd had in all that time! I'm sold! Who'd have thought it? I know that those in chronic pain, including myself, often reach the stage where they'd pay any amount for a little relief. For £14 (and that's the full list price) this has got to be worth a go for anyone. If it helps you like it helped me you'll think this is the bargain of the century! One tiny book and two small rubber balls is all you get, but if I'd paid a therapist £50 per session to feel this good about my back I'd be their greatest fan. Overstatement? OK, try it! You could always sell it on Ebay if it doesn't suit you, but don't dismiss this as just another in the line of latest crazes. And it might just be the best thing you've ever done for yourself.