"The "gold standard" of palpatory anatomy texts for bodyworkers. If this text isn't required by your massage school, consider buying it anyway. (various combo packs are also available @ booksofdiscovery.com)"
"A great companion to the Trail Guide, AOM discusses kinesiology in relatively simple, easy-to-understand terms. The black-and-white line drawings of muscles, bones, and movements are very helpful in solidifying one's understanding of functional anatomy."
"A great supplement to any myofascial techniques you might study in school. Most of the book is broken down by muscle, describing specific techniques for each-- these are demonstrated in photos with the associated muscles drawn onto the client's body."
"An inexpensive introduction to trigger point therapy. It is organized by muscle, with referred pain patterns and treatment suggestions for each. If you are interested in therapeutic/medical massage, this is a great book to get you started before buying Travell & Simons' books."
"Thoroughly discusses issues of documenting your sessions, communicating with other professionals, and dealing with insurance billing. It also includes many sample forms and letters to help you create your own. Essential reading."
"All of Eric Franklin's books are outstanding; this one focuses on postural exercises/visualizations to help relax the upper body. For people with physically demanding careers, self-care cannot be overemphasized--by creating good habits now, you will help prevent injuries later on. Many of these exercises also make great "homework" for bodywork clients with shoulder/neck issues."
"An interesting read from the 70s about the mind/body connection between emotion and physical posture. This may offer some insight into clients' postural issues that sometimes seem "resistant" to therapeutic massage. Food for thought!"