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.