Popular Books on Massage Therapy

dMassage therapy is an excellent career choice for the person who knows about the power of the hands and healing. An excellent therapist can open the door to true relaxation, relief from pain, and greater flexibility. There are many health conditions that merit a visit to a massage therapist, such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. The public as a whole enjoys the benefits of a good massage. For those who are interested in choosing this career path, there are many books that are helpful. Five below stand out in the field as being informative and inspirational.

Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice
Editors Trish Dryden and Christopher Moyer provide valuable tools for anyone who is considering the field of massage therapy. It rests on recent research to offer insights on the best techniques to be used when practicing massage therapy. Foundations in nursing, physical therapy, and medicine are all key components.

The Complete Spa Book for Massage Therapy
Steve Cappellini offers students a look inside the industry of massage therapy. They will be able to experience the spa atmosphere and acquire helpful advice from successful spa directors across the country. Potential massage therapists will want to take a peek at this book to discover the ins and outs of employment. This is a good manual to assist individuals in the job search or establishing their own spa.

Massage Therapy: Career Guide for Hands-On Success
Steve Cappellini pens another valuable resource that provides students with guidance concerning the skills required to be a competent massage therapist. It also offers practical tips for going into business.

Trail Guide to the Body Handbook: Student Handbook
Andrew R. Biel has created this definitive guide about the muscular system of the body. For any student who is planning on becoming a massage therapist, this is a must-have addition to the bookshelf.

The Book of Massage: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique
Lucy Lidell explores massage therapy techniques from around the world to provide students with a comprehensive repertoire. It is important to be well-rounded and skilled in various approaches to offer clients the best. Employers will also find it favorable when a therapist can cater to the needs of each individual in a unique manner. This is an excellent resource for the beginner as a foundation for successful practice of massage therapy.

Kristy Serdinsky, Owner, and Director of Education at NC Massage School. With a background in teaching and administration in charter and private schools, Kristy’s dedication to helping others led her to open a massage spa in Cornelius in 2015. Now, she brings her expertise in education and the massage and bodywork industry to NC Massage School, blending her two passions to create a transformative learning experience.


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