as a Sports and holistic therapist i often get presented with muscular pain that other medical professionals will not touch as they belive its to trivia. but patients do not feel to trivia and are in actual pain. with this book not only has it helped me while studying its also a good reference for professionals to use and advise patients to alieviate pain and tender areas. this book is well presented with areas of the body presented together with advise on how to aliviate the trigger. it is advisable not to use as a self care guide as the authour presums some advanced training within manaual massage therapy but for a student or therapist wanting a quick guide a very useful tool wouldnt be without it.