From the MASSAGE Magazine article, “Simple Self-Care Strategies Promote Career Longevity,” by Robert E. McAtee, in the March 2010 issue. Article summary: Because massage is physically demanding, involves repetitive movement, and tends to place biomechanical strain on the practitioner, self-care is critical to maintaining a sustainable long-term practice.

Recommended by Robert E. McAtee

Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists: A Functional Approach to Self-Care, by Barbara Frye, third Edition, Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2010.

Save Your Hands! The Complete Guide to Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Manual Therapists, and Richard Goggins, second Edition, Body of Work Books, 2008.

Facilitated Stretching, by Robert E. McAtee and Jeff Charland, third edition, Human Kinetics, 2007.