Elaine Petrone developed her method of stress and pain reduction from her own experience with chronic pain. Ms. Petrone is the author of the bestselling books The Miracle Ball Method, The Miracle Ball Method for Pregnancy and Portable Miracle Ball Method, published by Workman Press. Her first book, The Miracle Ball Method has been translated into several languages and has sold nearly 2 million copies globally.
Ms. Petrone has also written for and been featured in a variety of magazines, including American Spa, Elle, Fitness, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Redbook, Self, Town & Country, Vogue and Woman’s Day.
“A fascinatingly simple and effective way to relieve stress and tension from the body.” – Vogue Magazine
“I felt like I had found Nirvana.” – Fitness Magazine
Ms. Petrone has consulted Fortune 500 companies in stress and pain management, as well as appeared on nationally syndicated television shows for Fox News, Lifetime, NBC and ABC news.
She has taught the method for over 30 years. Her method was part of a research program at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York for low back pain and upper body pain. She has given in-services to doctors and physical therapists at Mount Vernon Hospital and at the Sarner Health & Fitness Institute at the Stamford (CT) Hospital Tully Health Center. For the past 16 years, Ms. Petrone has been employed at the Sarner Health & Fitness Institute teaching her stress and pain relief programs.
Ms. Petrone has taught in the areas of rehab, post-op recovery, prenatal and post-partum, anxiety disorders, and rheumatoid arthritis to name a few of the conditions. Her specialty includes lower backache, neck and shoulder tension, sciatic pain and anxiety, all common conditions most people experience at some point in their life. She has trained doctors and physical therapists to use The Miracle Ball Method with their patients—to great success. In addition, she has developed a national certification program for instructors that has certified people from all over the world. (See the “CERTIFICATION” page for more information.) Ms. Petrone has also toured the country lecturing extensively on these subjects.
To serve those who are unable to get to the classes, The Miracle Ball Method website has information on the Method, how the Method works, and a shopping page where the books, balls, cds, and audio and video download versions of the Method can be purchased.