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Massage Therapy - Reference Sources

The reference collection is an excellent place to begin your research if you want to find:

  • a summary of a topic
  • background information on a topic
  • a list of recommended resources
  • factual information

When you find a reference book:

  • Scan the table of contents to see how it is organized.
  • Note its publication date to determine currency of the information.
  • Use the index to locate your topic within the book.

Scroll down for a list of some key resources in the field of Massage Therapy. These titles are located in the reference section.  You can click on this link to perform a search in SAILS using the topic Massage Therapy, Acupressure, Aromatherapy, and Complementary.

Modalities for massage and bodywork / Stillerman, Elaine.
Explore 21 of the top modalities in massage practice today with direction from leading experts in each modality.
RM 721 S755 2009

Drug handbook for massage therapists / Wible, Jean M.
"Drug Handbook for Massage Therapists presents information on individual drugs in an alphabetical quick reference for practitioners. This new reference gives practitioners a concise listing of drugs to help them make decisions in treatment and application of massage and bodywork. Drugs are listed by generic name and the entry on each drug includes brand name, pharmacodynamics, side effects and adverse reactions, and massage considerations."
REF RM 301.12 W52 2009

Mosby's massage therapy review / Fritz, Sandy.
"No other massage review book offers such complete exam preparation! Written by massage therapy expert Sandy Fritz, this preparation tool offers more review content and questions than any other massage certification review. It gives you the practice and study tools you need for the NCE and MPLEx certification exams, state exams, and even mid-term or final exams. With complete coverage of the information you need to know to study more effectively and take tests more successfully, it helps you memorize terms, definitions, and key facts, all with an emphasis on critical thinking skills — a key part of any licensure or certification exam."
REF RM 721 F755 2010

Mosby's PDQ for massage therapists 
"Massage Therapy Facts at Hand, Practical, Detailed, Quick"--Cover note.
REF RM 721 M67 2009

Complementary and alternative medicine for older adults [electronic resource] : a guide to holistic approaches to healthy aging.

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