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Elaine Petrone

Bestselling author of The Miracle Ball Method

Elaine Petrone has developed a revolutionary program of pain relief which she teaches in her classes and her bestselling book, THE MIRACLE BALL METHOD, with over 1,250,000 copies in print. Her simple program, fully illustrated and accompanied by two small, yielding plastic balls, involves breathing deeply in conjunction with what she calls "un-exercises." Vogue called it "a fascinatingly simple and effective way to remove stress and tension from the body."

Her method calls for placing the balls under the back, head, knee, hip, or elbow and then resting, rolling, or rotating on them to feel the weight of your body, relax your muscles, and alleviate the pain that comes from stress. Ten minutes a day is all that’s required for this breakthrough program of relief.

As a young dancer, Elaine Petrone suffered a crippling back injury. Doctors and physical therapists told her she might never walk again without a cane. Unwilling to accept this, she created her own method of pain relief—the Miracle Ball Method. She now teaches classes at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, where she also offers a national certification program for instructors, and in New York City.

Petrone is also the author of THE PORTABLE MIRACLE BALL METHOD, a shorter version of the original book intended for travelers recovering from long flights and grueling schedules, and THE MIRACLE BALL METHOD FOR PREGNANCY, written after her own high-risk pregnancy with twins. Her work has been featured in Fitness, Vogue, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Elle, Town & Country, and Harper’s Bazaar. She lectures and conducts workshops across the country.

Speaking Topics

  • The Miracle Ball Method: How to Let Go, Reduce Muscle Tension, and Become Pain-Free in Ten Minutes a Day
  • Stress Relief: Using Miracle Balls to Break the Cycle of Pain
  • Good-bye to the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy: The Miracle Ball Method


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