This Clinical Bodywork Massage Book is designed for both new therapist training and continuing education in deep tissue myofascial techniques. New practitioners will learn countless techniques to make their work more effective and fun. Experienced therapists in myofascial release, bodywork, physical therapy, and clinical massage enthusiastically praise Art Riggs’s massage therapy books and videos for expanding their skills..
“This is a fantastically useful body of work which I’ll enjoy using as a basic reference text both for me and my more advanced students.”
– Philip Newstead (U.K.
Unlike many other massage therapy books, the Deep Tissue Massage Manual by Art Riggs is designed for both new massage therapy practitioners and bodywork specialists with many years of experience in their fields. With more than 225 pages, 250 photographs and 50 detailed anatomy illustrations, the book clearly illustrate hundreds of effective therapeutic massage techniques.
“These strategies and theories are extremely helpful to me in my massage practice. I work more efficiently and my clients noticed the more effective results immediately. If you want to integrate deep tissue work and myofascial release techniques into your practice, this is the one book you need.”
– Andreas W., Los Angeles, CA
Cultivating touch and biomechanics to work safely for yourself and your clients.
- Techniques using fingers, knuckles, fists, forearms, and elbows to work tissues with maximum efficiency and a minimum of effort.
Body positioning and techniques for effective release of tension.
Specific treatment suggestions for common complaints and injuries including stretching and strengthening protocols for your clients to use at home.
Deep Tissue Massage Manual: A Visual Guide to Techniques is not a training recipe book to be followed blindly, but with proper training can be molded to your style, your personality, and the needs of your clients so that you may express your own unique creativity while deepening your practice.
“This book is packed with information and is so much more than just some fancy strokes. It has changed and enlightened the way I look at working with tissue and has made my work more effective and fun.”
– Kerry Loeb, Oakland, CA
- Chapter One: General Massage Theories
- Chapter Two: General Techniques
- Chapter Three: Specific Bodywork Massage Strategies
- Chapter Four: Your Role in Looking out for the Health of Your Clients
- Chapter Five: Massage Techniques for Addressing Common Complaints and Injuries
- Chapter Six: Planning Your Massage Therapy Session
Chapter Seven: Fulfillment Through a Thriving Practice
In this thorough, advanced instruction manual for deep tissue massage techniques, Art Riggs guides readers through many facets of massage, bodywork and myofascial release. Whether you are a soon-to-be graduate of massage school, or an experienced LMT with decades of experience, the Deep Tissue Massage Manual can add enormous value to your practice.
Every massage therapist and bodyworker should be a dedicated lifelong learner to grow your skill set, add value to your services and expand your clientele. The Deep Tissue Massage Manual book can be your key to achieving that growth. Countless massage professionals, educators and experts have turned to this instructional guide and refer to it often. Read their reviews of the manual here.