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 Certification Reference List Top 30 NCE References (Alphabetical)

  1. Myers, Thomas. Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists. (2nd). Elsevier, 2008
  2. Fritz, Sandy. Business and Professional Skills for Massage Therapists (1st). Mosby. 2009.
  3. Upledge, John. Craniosacral Therapy(1st). Eastland Pr. 1983
  4. Fritz, Sandy. Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting (Mosby’s Massage Career Development) (1st). Mosby. 2007
  5. Rattray, Fiona & Ludwig, Linda. Clinical Massage Therapy: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Over 70 Cond.. Elora, ON: Talus Inc., 2001.
  6. Waslaski, James. Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management. (1st). Prentice Hall, 2011
  7. Knaster, Mirka. Discovering the Body’s Wisdom (1st). New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1996.
  8. McIntosh, Nina. Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers, The (3rd). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. 2010.
  9. Marieb, Elaine. Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology (10th). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings/Pearson Education, 2011.
  10. Benjamin, Ben & Sohnen-Moe, C. Ethics of Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Professional , Safe and Enduring Practice (1st). Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc.
  11. Muscolino, Joseph . Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function(2nd). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier, Health Services Division, 2010.
  12. Werner, Ruth. Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology (5th). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2012
  13. Salvo, Susan. Massage Therapy Principles and Practices(4th). Saunders, 2011.
  14. Stillerman, Eileen. Modalities for Massage and Bodywork (1st). Mosby. 2008
  15. Fritz, Sandy & Grosenbach, James. Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology (3rd). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier, Health Services Division. 2008.
  16. Fritz, Sandy. Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage. (5th). Mosby. 2012
  17. Salvo, Susan. Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists. (2nd). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier, Health Services Division, 2008.
  18. Muscolino, Joseph. Muscle and Bone Palpation Manual, The (1st). Mosby Elsevier. 2009
  19. Kendall, Florence Peterson., McCreary, Elizabeth Kendall., & Provance, Patricia Geise. Muscles: Testing and Function with Posture and Pain (5th). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins, 2005.
  20. Muscolino, Joseph. Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, The (3rd). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier, Health Services Division, 2009.
  21. Whitney Lowe. Orthopedic Massage Theory and Technique (2nd). St. Louis, MO: Mosby/Elsevier, Health Services Division. 2009.
  22. Premkumar, Kalyani. Pathology A to Z: A Handbook for Massage Therapists (3rd). Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. 2009.
  23. Anderson, Sandra. Practice of Shiatsu, The (1st). Mosby. 2007.
  24. Osbourne, Carole. Pre- and Perinatal massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Guide to Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Practice. (2nd). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2011
  25. Tortora, Gerard & Derrickson, Bryan. Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (13th). Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley and Sons, 2011.
  26. Beresford-Cooke, Carola. Shiatsu Theory and Practice (3rd). St. Louis, MO: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier Health. 2010
  27. Fritz, Sandy. Sports & Exercise Massage: Comprehensive Care in Athleticxs, Fitness & Rehabilitation (1st). Mosby. 2005
  28. Venes, Donald (Ed.). Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (21st). Philadelphia, PA: F A Davis Co. 2009.
  29. Beck, Mark. Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage (5th). Independence, KY: Milady/Thomson Delmar, 2010.
  30. Biel, Andrew. Trail Guide to the Body (4th). Boulder, CO: Books of Discovery, 2010.