Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Elaine Petrone Method Stop the Back Pain|
Actor: Elaine Petrone
Director: Ted Landon
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
Proven relief from low backachePreviously released as The Elaine Petrone MethodElaine Knows Pain — As a young dancer, Elaine suffered a debilitating injury that led her to develop the Elaine Petrone Method. It healed her in... more »
JJ | NJ | 01/13/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"On the plus side, this has about 5-10 minutes of useful advice and the balls feel pretty good--I prefer them for some areas to harder massage tools. However, the video is about 45 minutes long, so that's a high haystack/needle ratio. She also never gets around to explaining some things, like why she has her sample woman put two balls under her back while the sample man only uses one (she says she'll explain in a minute, but she never does). She doesn't explain how the balls work or give any cautions about using them, and reviews of her other products show that people have injured themselves on them. So, I'd check with someone with good knowledge of anatomy about how to place the balls and where to avoid using them. If you want the balls, I'd order the book instead since it's cheaper and presumably has more information. I've watched the DVD once (parts twice to try and find her explanation of ball placement, which never happened). I'll probably never watch it again as all the useful info is easily remembered. I've used the balls a few times, but I can't say they've helped. I wouldn't say this product is worthless, but I'd only value it at about $5."
Disappointed in Video
Walker | Lopez, WA USA | 12/19/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The balls are fine, but I was really disappointed in the video. It was about 45 minutes long and gave very little information about her method and why it works, the goals, etc. There are two subjects in the video, one using 1 ball and the other using 2 balls and no explanation as to why or what might be better for you. It seemed very unprofessional to me."
Lilly Green | 12/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this method! I have used it on and off for several years. The concept is simple, gravity does the work and using the breath to release excess tension allows the body to relax. This is explained throughout the DVD. Elaine explaines that, "feeling the body is the fist step to changing the way the body aligns."
I have had only a positive experience with the balls. Her method is almost like accupressure in the joints. Also, it is explained to go at your own pace. People who are very tight in the joints may feel alot of excess pain that they are use to ignoring and it may seem as if injury has been caused by doing the method.
I have had various injuries before I tried this method. I purchased this in an attempt to HELP MYSELF HEAL, and it does help.
The most important aspect I have learned through using this method is to allow healing to happen.
Finally, if you are ready to get in touch with your body, I highly recommend giving it a try."