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Best Massage Books You Must Read

Here is a list of the best Massage books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

The Massage Bible: The Definitive Guide to Soothing Aches and Pains (Mind Body Spirit Bibles) (2009)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadFrom Chinese massage to Shiatsu to Indian head massage, this lavishly illustrated “bible” presents all the techniques needed to master the basics. Every spread features large and easy-to-follow photos, while the text guides beginners on what pressure to exert, what part of the hand makes contact with the body, and exactly what to do—whether they’re feathering the back, working on the neck and scalp, or performing a sequence on the arms and hands.
Author(s): Susan Mumford

The Complete Guide to Modern Massage: Step-by-Step Massage Basics and Techniques from Around the World (2018)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadLearn the healing power of touch with a new, up-to-date reference from The Complete Guide to Modern Massage.Massage is a natural method to relieve pain and reduce stress―and anyone can learn how to do it.
Author(s): Hoyme LMT BCTMB, Ryan Jay

The Book of Massage: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique (2001)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadA beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology.The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology.
Author(s): Beresford Cooke, Carola, Anthony Porter, et al.

Couple’s Massage Handbook: Deepen Your Relationship with the Healing Power of Touch (2016)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadAre you ready to feel on top of the world and let the stress of daily life drift away?Experience the healing power of touch through massage from someone you already know and trust–your partner!The Couple’s Massage Handbook takes readers from bumbling beginners to passionate pros in no time!
Author(s): Helen Hodgson, Frank Steele

A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, 5th Edition (2012)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadSet a solid foundation with the new edition of LWW’s bestselling pathology text for manual therapists!  This cornerstone book of the massage curriculum is the most comprehensive, visually appealing, and respected title to cover the pathologies that massage therapists must be familiar with.
Author(s): Ruth Werner

The Massage Book: 25th Anniversary Edition (1998)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadPublished in 1972 and continuously in print since then, introduced Swedish massage to American culture.Still current and well regarded, was listed by National Health magazine as the first of twenty-five best books that have changed our thinking about our health and our world.  Today, as alternative treatments are being discovered by mainstream health plans, massage is still going strong.  In the…
Author(s): George Downing

The Art of Sensual Massage: Book and 2 DVD Set (2014)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadThe Art of Sensual Massage demystified the practice of massage and sold over one million copies. The book has remained a best-seller for more than 40 years. Now two brand new DVDs , one hour each, by Gordon Inkeles bring the book's sensual massage techniques to the screen. Sensual Massage Made Simple (2010) shows you what to do on every part of the body. Sensual Massage Master Strokes (2014) focuses on the most popular strokes movement by movement.
Author(s): Gordon Inkeles

Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology: Critical Thinking and Practical Application (2015)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadWith skill and passion, the author makes pathology fascinating and understandable for massage therapy students as she prepares them to work independently or within a health care team to make choices that result in the best possible outcomes for clients living with a wide range of diseases and disorders. Original.
Author(s): Werner LMP NCTMB, Ruth

Thai Yoga Massage: A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Energy (2004)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadA paperback edition with DVD featuring a unique massage therapy that combines stretching, breath work, assisted yoga postures, and pressure point therapy• Text includes more than 125 black-and-white photographs of instructional postures• DVD features author demonstrating techniques for performing a one-hour massageIn the temples of Thailand many centuries ago, a dynamic bodywork therapy based on yoga, ayurve…
Author(s): Kam Thye Chow

Lingam Massage: Awakening Male Sexual Energy (2010)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadA tantric massage practice for awakening and honoring male creative energy and allowing a man conscious, loving contact with his own masculinity • Empowers men to expand and deepen their experience of arousal and sensuality • Demonstrates how deep relaxation is important to a strong and lasting erection • Shows how the lingam connects a man to his dynamic strength while the prostate is linked to his more receptive side Lingam is the Sanskrit word for the male generative organ, the…
Author(s): Michaela Riedl, Jürgen Becker

Erotic Massage for Couples who have been together for a long time.: How to return your former passion with the help of an erotic couple massage. (Massage book) (2019)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadHave you noticed that passion in your relationships has subsided over the years, and you wanted to change something? Do you think you know your own and your partner’s body well enough? How many erogenous zones do you know? You must read this book about massage for couples, to find out the answers to these questions and to awaken the former desire.Touch is the most intimate sense. Couple massage makes you understand each other without words on the most intimate level.
Author(s): Walter Bradley

The Complete Guide to Lymph Drainage Massage (2011)

 Best Massage Books You Must ReadLymph drainage massage is a technique utilized by massage therapists to provide relief from edema, an accumulation of fluids in the tissues that causes swelling. This book provides a scientifically-accurate explanation of the lymphatic system, the theory behind lymph drainage massage, and explains when it should be performed.
Author(s): Ramona Moody French

Best Massage Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some massage books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Chi Nei Tsang: Chi Massage for the Vital Organs

Author(s): Mantak Chia
ID: 2327267, Publisher: Destiny Books, Year: 26 Dec 2006, Size: 9 Mb, Format: epub

Thai Massage & Thai Healing Arts: Practice, Culture and Spirituality

Author(s): Bob Haddad
ID: 2394926, Publisher: Findhorn Press, Year: 24 Sept 2013, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Massage MBA: Run Your Practice, Love Your Life

Author(s): Beider, Rachel
ID: 2894480, Publisher: Wellness Business Consulting, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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