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Here are some of my favorite books on a variety of massage therapy related subjects.

Introduction to Massage Therapy by Mary Beth Braun & Stephanie Simonson
Mosby’s  Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage by Sandy Fritz
Milady’s  Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage by Mark F. Beck
Basic Clinical Massage Therapy by James Clay & David Pounds
I think everyone should own at least one of these comprehensive textbooks. They contain a wealth of knowledge and information vital to the practice of Massage therapy. Mosby's is my favorite

Massage Therapists Guide to Pathology by Ruth Werner
The Human Body in Health & Illness by Barbara Herlihy
Two of the best Pathology Books written specifically for Massage Therapists.

Jobs Body by Deanne Juhan
A classic overview of the physiological effects of touch on the body.

The Way of Acupressure Jin Shen Do by Iona Teegarden
A wonderful indepth introduction to the powerful acupressure technique of Jin Shin Do. Contains numerous treatment patterns that can be learned from the book.

The Massage Book by George Downing
I first learned to do massage from this book prior to going to massage school over 30 years ago. Some of the information is outdated and inappropriate for the industry as it is today, but it has some of the best Esalen Massage strokes you will find anywhere and it conveys the sense of excitement and exploration that was present as Esalen Massage was being developed in the late 1960's.

Massage: A Career at your Fingertips by Martin Ashley
One Year to a Successful Massage Therapy Practice by Laura Allen
Business Mastery by Cherie Sohen-Moe
Business books for massage therapists..

Save your Hands by Laurianne Greene

Pre and Perinatal Massage by Carole Osborne-Sheets

Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter
Trail Guide to the Body by Andrew Biel
Excellent Anatomy Books

The Educated Heart    by Nina  McIntosh
The Ethics of Touch by Ben Benjamin & Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Ethics for Massage Therapists

Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan
Energy Healing - A Pathway to Inner Growth by Jim Gilkeson
Energy Healing