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Great Books for Massage School Students

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The list author says: "These are some of my favorite introductory texts and study aids:"
Trail Guide To The Body (4th Edition)
Trail Guide To The Body (4th Edition)
"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)"
Anatomy of Movement (Revised Edition)
Anatomy of Movement (Revised Edition)
"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."
Atlas of Anatomy (Thieme Anatomy)
Atlas of Anatomy (Thieme Anatomy)
"For any serious student, owning a good anatomy atlas is key. I used to favor Netter's, but Thieme's 3-volume atlas is my new favorite. This is the single-volume version."
The Anatomy Coloring Book
The Anatomy Coloring Book
"If coloring helps you study, this is the anatomy coloring book to buy."
Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment Second Edition (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
Basic Clinical Massage Therapy: Integrating Anatomy and Treatment Second Edition (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
"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."
Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition: A Visual Guide to Techniques
Deep Tissue Massage, Revised Edition: A Visual Guide to Techniques
"Another excellent resource for deeper techniques, written by a Rolfer. There is a companion DVD set available as well."
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, 2nd Edition
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief, 2nd Edition
"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."
Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation, and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
"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."
The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (LWW In Touch Series)
The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (LWW In Touch Series)
"A concise but engaging and thoughtful discussion of ethics, boundaries, and therapeutic relationship issues for massage therapists."
Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exams (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exams (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series)
"A solid review tool for your school tests or for the national exam."
Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief
Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders: The Ultimate Exercise Program for Tension Relief
"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."
Bodymind
Bodymind
"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!"