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New Book on Pain Relief and Healing for the Back and Spine

Integrative Yoga Therapist Raven Sadhaka Seltzer of Self- Healing Solutions announces the publication of her new book, Back to Balance: Heal Your Spine, Heal Your Life, a 30-day program to help eliminate chronic pain and cultivate healing through holistic movement and breathing techniques.

Seltzer considers herself living proof that complementary healing methods, such as yoga therapy and Ayurveda, can be effective in healing chronic pain and spinal conditions. “Diagnosed with spondylolisthesis at the age of 37, I was told that I would need spinal fusion surgery in order to live pain-free,” she recounts. “My decision to take an alternative healing route led to my current career and life’s work of helping others.”

Using photographs and descriptive text, Back to Balance begins with simple and effective techniques to release the compression of nerves. The short chapters that follow outline everything from simple anatomy and gentle movements for stretching and strengthening, to lifestyle and diet tips, to charts for assessing sleep ergonomics. “The book offers a program that slowly builds each day,” says Seltzer. “This leads to a gentle strengthening of the core muscles, which can prevent future injury.” Seltzer plans to offer Boston-area workshops on the program this fall.

Back to Balance is available at To learn more, call 617-942-0644 or visit