From the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Deep-Tissue Massage Made Easy,” by Eric Stephenson, in the October 2009 issue. Article summary: It’s no secret physical injury is a major cause of compromised daily life for therapists and forced premature exit from the profession. In a growing attempt to meet the demand for deep-tissue massage, many therapists find themselves in pain. Deep tissue made easy is not just an approach; it’s a mindset. It seeks to provide the most comfort for both client and therapist, rather than for one at the expense of the other.

Deep Tissue Massage, Revised: A Visual Guide to Techniques, by Art Riggs and Thomas W. Myers (North Atlantic Books, 2007)

Deep Tissue Massage Treatment: A Handbook of Neuromuscular Therapy, by Enrique Fabian Fernandez (Mosby, 2006)

Deep Tissue Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy (DVD), by Sean Riehl (Real Bodywork, 2005)

The Balanced Body: A Guide to Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy, by Donald W. Scheumann (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2007)