Useful Links

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA):

AMTA Page on massage therapy for health conditions.

AMTA Page 25 Reasons to Get a Massage

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB):

Myofascial Release Article on Wikipedia:

Touch Research Institute:

Rolfing/Structural Integration:

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP):

Massage History Timeline:

Massage Warehouse:

Bodywork Mall:

WebMD Article on Massage Style and Health BenefitsClick here

What is Draping?  Click here.

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) Article on Benefits of Massage:

Simplified/Short list of Massage Contraindication:

State of Maryland Massage Board Website:


Here’s a decent list of references for massage therapy:


Massage Magazines/Journals:

*** Massage Magazine:

*** Massage and Bodywork Magazine:

*** Massage Therapy Journal:

*** Massage Therapy Canada:

*** International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork:



YouTube videos on “What To Expect in a Massage Session”:


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