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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!

1. 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. In addition to holistic and sports massages, there are suggestions for special situations (including massaging a baby);…
Author(s): Susan Mumford

2. 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. The Complete Guide to Modern Massage offers an updated reference to learn popular techniques and feel the physical and emotional benefits of massage.From classic styles such as Swedish or Shiatsu to new favorites like Ayurvedic and Thai, this massage guide offers illustrated, step-by-step instruction to master techniques from around the world….
Author(s): Hoyme LMT BCTMB, Ryan Jay

3. 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. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now…
Author(s): Beresford Cooke, Carola, Anthony Porter, et al.

4. 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! This step-by-step guide covers the best tools, oils, music, and locations for giving a massage, including a sequence readers can use to stay focused.You’ll discover: If you are enthusiastic about deepening relationships through the power of touch, scroll up and buy your copy now! Praise for Couple’s Massage Handbook “It’s the ultimate…
Author(s): Helen Hodgson, Frank Steele

5. 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. In the fifth edition, Ruth Werner’s A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology  the focus on not only explaining the disease, but also its applicability and indications in massage therapy.  This text offers detailed information on the etiology,…
Author(s): Ruth Werner

6. 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 last twenty-five years, countless books on massage have been published, but none rivals . #241,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #335 in Health, Mind & Body Reference #203 in Massage (Books) Would you like to…
Author(s): George Downing

7. 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. In both DVDs rhythms and pressures are clearly shown, making learning sensual massage easier than ever before. The two 70 minute videos have…
Author(s): Gordon Inkeles

8. 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. #42,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #20 in Physical Therapy (Books) #15 in Pathology (Books) #28 in Acupuncture & Acupressure (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Werner LMP NCTMB, Ruth

9. 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, ayurveda, and the martial arts was born. In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, the practitioner guides the recipient through a series of yoga postures while palming and thumbing along the…
Author(s): Kam Thye Chow

10. 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 penis. In India, the lingam is revered as an…
Author(s): Michaela Riedl, Jürgen Becker

11. 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. Touch can carry passion and love, confidence, and empathy. It promotes relaxation and healing, is central…
Author(s): Walter Bradley

12. 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. Also provided is an explanation of the application of lymph drainage massage to the needs of well clients, rather than focusing on pathology, since most massage therapists and estheticians will not be treating lymph edema…
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 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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