Tucson Myotherapy

Tucson Myotherapy

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® (service to muscle) is a technique used to erase muscle pain and restore muscle function. No needles, drugs or machines are used.

Trigger Points

A Trigger Point is a highly irritable spot in a muscle. Trigger points are laid down in muscles all through life. A fall, blow, knock, strain, sprain, or repetitive movement, for example, can insult the muscles.

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® has helped people from
conductor composer Leonard Bernstein to ballplayer Mark McGwire.

Spasm-Pain-Spasm Cycle

A trigger point lies quiet in a muscle until the physical and emotional climate is right, and then it “fires.” Its firing throws the muscle into spasm. This causes pain. The body’s autonomic nervous system’s answer is to send more spasm which causes more pain to the damaged area. We now have the Spasm-Pain-Spasm Cycle: for instance, chronic back pain, headaches and knee pain.

When is Myotherapy is Effective?

Myotherapy is effective whenever the pain is muscle related. Most chronic pain is caused by muscle spasm. If you have chronic muscle pain, your medical tests are negative and your doctor has ruled out pathology or injury needing medical attention, there is a 95% chance that Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® will work to erase your muscle pain.

Devine Starlaryl, MD “Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain,” Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD “The Pain Cure” and Jesse Stoff, MD, “Chronic Fatigue: The Hidden Epidemic” all acknowledge the efficacy of Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy® in their books.

During a Myotherapy treatment the Spasm-Pain-Spasm Cycle is broken.

  • Key posture muscles are checked for weakness and trigger points.
  • Pressure is applied to trigger points for five to seven seconds. This encourages the muscle to relax and the pain to lessen.
  • Passive exercise is used to stretch and retrain the newly relaxed muscle. This encourages the muscles to remain pain-free.
  • Patient is taught Self-Help Myotherapy techniques to be used between treatments. This usually reduces the number of treatments needed. The average number of treatments is three to seven.
  • A program of home exercise is initiated. These are designed to take only a few minutes at a time and when done properly and regularly are the key to long term pain relief.

Following a Myotherapy Treatment

Patients usually record less pain, better range of motion, a feeling of looseness or lightness and improved sleep patterns.

How Can I Learn More?

  • Call (520) 529-3979 for a no-charge, no-obligation phone consultation about your muscle pain problem.
  • Visit our website at www.bonnieprudden.com for information about products, workshops and treatments. Email us with your questions: info@bonnieprudden.com.
  • Read: Pain Erasure the Bonnie Prudden Way, a self-help text for those interested in erasing muscle pain.
  • Attend our 15 hour Myotherapy Weekend Workshop. Self-Help Myotherapy and how to work on a partner are taught.
  • Schedule an educational family/neighbor Myotherapy seminar in your own home — two to ten participants.
  • Schedule a lecture/demonstration for your business, organization, conference, or church.

Following are some of the physical problems that respond to Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy®.

Although Myotherapy does not cure disease, it does relieve pain and stiffness, increase range of motion, decrease swelling, improve strength, balance and quality of life.

Muscle Problems

    • Back pain
    • Headache
    • Neck pain
    • Shoulder pain
    • Arm pain
    • Elbow pain
    • Wrist pain
    • Hand pain
    • Hip pain
    • Knee pain
    • Ankle pain
    • Foot pain

Sports Injuries

    • Strain
    • Sprains
    • Muscle pulls


  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s
  • Arthritis

Occupational Injuries

    • Repetitive Stress Injury


    • Incontinence
    • Carpal Tunnel
    • TMJ (Jaw pain)
    • Shin splints
    • Menstrual Cramps
    • Sciatica
    • Tennis Elbow
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Post surgery pain
    • Heel Spurs

In Children

  • Turned in feet
  • Turned out feet
  • Scoliosis
  • Growing pains
  • Poor posture
  • Teething
  • Muscle weakness
  • Spasticity
  • Knock knees
  • Flat feet

Treatment By Appointment Only

Free Phone Consultations (520) 529-3979

Subsequent Treatments – $80.00
60 Minute Session
First Treatment – $90.00
90 Minutes Session (includes history)
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as t-shirts, warm-ups or slacks. No jeans.

Bonnie Prudden

Bonnie Prudden Myotherapy, Inc.
(Author, educator, innovator, humanitarian, activist, TV and radio personality, world class rock climber)Bonnie Prudden has been a world-class authority on physical fitness and exercise therapy since the 1950s. Her research on the fitness of American children helped create the President’s Council on Youth Fitness during the Eisenhower administration.

In 1976, recognizing that 95% of all chronic pain is muscular in origin, she developed a revolutionary technique of pain relief that has earned widespread medical endorsement. She describes this technique in her New York Times best-selling book Pain Erasure the Bonnie Prudden Way.

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Since 1955

Enid Whittaker

Managing Director
Enid Whittaker has been working with Bonnie Prudden for the past 40 years. As Associate Director, Enid’s seminars and lecture/demonstrations on exercise, Myotherapy, stress relief and fitness the Bonnie Prudden Way are presented for national conferences, clubs and businesses.Enid is dedicated to developing strong, healthy, active, pain-free bodies. She has the experience and expertise to improve the physical health and wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities.

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