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Postby Blisss on Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:28 pm

I just noticed the price for The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Clair Davies has dropped to $12.57 on If any of you have been waiting to buy it, now's the time! It's such a great resource, I think it's a bargain at any price. But it's a steal right now: Link to the Book
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Re: Massage books

Postby pueppi on Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:49 am

There's an interesting list on this website:
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A warm recommendation

Postby nachumro on Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:02 am

Hello fellow therapists!

I would like to recommend a book I bought lately.
It's a new and one of a kind book about thai acupressure - medical thai massage for orthopedic disorders.
This book is truly a gem and I believe every massage therapist would benefit from it.
You can read about it here:

Have fun :-)
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Re: Massage books

Postby MassageTestElite on Thu May 26, 2011 5:59 pm

Here are some of my favorite books that I use everyday or often when massaging:

-Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain
-Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction The Trigger Point Manual Vol. 1 & 2 By Travell and Simons
-The Anatomy Coloring Book By Wynn Kapit / Lawrence Elson
-The Intuitive Body By Wendy Palmer
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Re: Massage books

Postby kansascitymassage on Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:11 pm

Thanks for the great recommendations and links!
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Re: Massage books

Postby Earthian on Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:31 pm

This is an old thread but some of the key books that shaped my development as a massage therapist has been Braving the Void: Journeys into Healing by Michael Greenwood; On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers; Compassionate Touch, by Clyde Ford; Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin, by Ashley Montagu;Miracle in Maui, by Paul Pearsall; and Changing Reality by Srege Kahili King.
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Re: Massage books

Postby JasonE on Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:38 pm

DawnsRays wrote:Can anyone recommend a really good book about Lymphatic Drainage Massage.  Not one that is overly technical, though.<br><br>Thanks in advance~<br>DAWN

Start with a class on Manual Lymph Drainage. The course notes alone will provide what you need to practice. Additional texts will be of greater use once you have had that formal training.

Do NOT try to learn MLD on your own from a book or video.
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Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer

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