Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Associations

http://www.amtamassage.org/
American Massage Therapy Association
Information about becoming a massage therapist, jobs, legislation, regulations, classifieds, news, and the Massage Therapy Journal.

http://www.abmp.com
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
Practice, support, ethical standards, legislation, and public education.

http://www.amtaflorida.org/
The Florida Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association
The Useful Links section contains information about certification, continuing education, the Florida Board of Massage Therapy approved C.E. Provider List, how to register complaints, and more.

http://www.ncbtmb.org/
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Study guides, practice online exams, free Spanish language candidate handbook, and exam updates

http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research
Touch Research Institute
This site is dedicated to studying the effects of touch therapy.

Massage Therapy Resources

http://www.doh.state.fl.us/Mqa/massage/index.html
Florida’s Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Guidelines for practice for the State of Florida.

http://nccam.nih.gov/
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Website from the National Institutes of Health dedicated to complementary and alternative medicine.

http://www.guideline.gov/
National Guideline Clearinghouse
Government website with links to articles, health information, and resources.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
National Library of Medicine
Links to government resources, articles, and health information.

Free Online Journals

http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/electronicjournal.html
International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: Research, Education and Practice
Online, peer-reviewed, open access to scientific journals for the therapeutic massage and bodywork professions.

http://www.massageandbodywork.com
Massage and Bodywork Magazine
On-line version of the journal is available for free.

http://www.amtamassage.org/journal/home.html
Massage Therapy Journal
Jobs, continuing education, and journal articles.

http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/home.php
Massage Today
Health information, journal articles, and editorial topics.

Megasites Developed by Other Libraries

http://www.library.drexel.edu/resources/guides/healthsciencesguides/?page_id=10
Drexel University Libraries Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Links to complementary and alternative medicine sites from Drexel University Libraries.

http://mmtccharleston.com/library/massage.html
Miller-Motte Technical College Library Therapeutic Massage Websites
Links to therapeutic massage websites from Miller-Motte Technical Library. This site is comprehensive.

http://www.mccannschool.edu/mccannsite/vlibrary/massage.html
Therapeutic Message Resources
Resources covered in this site include allied modalities, alternative medicine, anatomy and physiology, aromatherapy, certification and licensing, herbal medicine, hydrotherapy, magazines and journals, practical management, professional associations, reflexology, and sports massage.

Definitions and General Information

http://www.massagetherapy.com/glossary/index.php
Massage Therapy Definitions
Types of massage and bodywork are defined.

http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/students.html
Massage Therapy Foundation
A guide for massage therapy students on study practices. The site contains related articles and resources for students.

Anatomy and Physiology

http://www.anatomyatlases.org/HumanAnatomy/CrossSectionAtlas.shtml
Atlas of Human Anatomy in Cross Section
Includes sections of the Head, Neck, Shoulders, Upper Arm, and Upper Thorax (Lungs), Middle Thorax (Heart and Lungs) Upper Limb, Lower Arm, Elbow, Forearm, Wrist and Hand, Lower Thorax (Lungs) and Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum, Hip, and Upper Thigh, Lower Limbs, and Topography of the Thorax and Abdomen

http://sig.biostr.washington.edu/projects/da/
The Digital Anatomist Project
Manifestations of health and disease can be regarded as attributes of anatomical structures ranging in size from molecules to body parts. Therefore, the goal of this site is to represent anatomy in a comprehensive and consistent manner to meet the needs of all biomedical applications that require anatomical knowledge.

http://www.eskeletons.org/
The eSkeletons Project
This project from the University of Texas at Austin has an interactive approach to learning anatomy. Users choose either to view human, baboon, or gorilla skeletons to learn about individual bones, or compare the anatomy between species. Bones can be rotated and viewed from different angles, along with various overlays depicting major muscle origins and insertions as well as articulations and morphological features. Additional three-dimensional features can be viewed with Quicktime and VRML plug-ins that can be downloaded from the site. The glossary of anatomical terms is quite helpful, incorporating images along with textual definitions.

http://cardiovascular.cx/
The Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
This site is the online text of Dr. Robert M. Anderson's book The Gross Physiology of the Cardiovascular System.

http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Human Anatomy Online
Comprehensive tutorials of the skeletal, digestive, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, nervous, cardiovascular, reproductive, and urinary systems.

http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/xrays/
The Living Skeleton: A Tour of Human Bones
X-ray images and bone photos of the human skeleton are organized into eight categories which are viewable with or without explanatory labels. Both normal bones and those having fractures or other medical conditions are included with links to explanations of some of the conditions.

http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
The Virtual Body
Tour the virtual body in either English or Spanish.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html
The Visible Human Project
Complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers.

http://visiblehuman.epfl.ch/
Visible Human Server
Allows users to view three dimensional models of human anatomy. A free registration is required. When visiting the site, you can view, rotate, and extract cross sections from the anatomical models, or build your own anatomic model by choosing the structures of interest.

Aromatherapy

http://www.aromatherapytoday.com/
Aromatherapy Today
Information for both professional Aromatherapists and anyone interested in Aromatherapy and Aromatic Medicine.

http://atlanticinstitute.com/aromatherapy.html
Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy
Information, education, and certification in the field of Aromatherapy.

Hydrotherapy

http://www.holistic-online.com/hydrotherapy.htm
Holistic Online- Hydrotherapy
Basic information about the field of hydrotherapy.

http://www.forbes.com/business/fyi/2004/1115/079.html
Water, Water, Everywhere
Informative article from Forbes magazine.

Kinesiology

http://www.braingym.org/
Brain Gym
Committed to the principle that intentional movement is the door to optimal living and learning.

http://www.kinesiology.net/
Kinesiology Network
Useful information about manual muscle testing kinesiology, associations and journals, a muscle database, links to research papers, and many links to other websites about Applied Kinesiology and different Specialized Kinesiology methods.

Reflexology

http://www.reflexology-usa.org
Reflexology Association of America
Reflexology information, education, and research.

http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/reflex.html
Quackwatch
Discusses the truths and fallacies of reflexology.

Shiatsu

http://www.shiatsu.org/
The Shiatsu Society
Site maintained by a non-profit organization for all types and styles of Shiatsu. The site includes numerous illustrations

http://www.positivehealth.com/permit/Articles/Shiatsu/yoga.htm
Shiatsu, Yoga and Breath
Authoritative features, research, case studies, book reviews, letters, a searchable database of articles. Additionally, there are links, courses, products, and event information.

Sports Massage

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/general/sportsmassage.htm
Sports Injury Clinic
Discusses the physical, physiological, and psychological benefits of massage.

http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sports_massage/index.php
Sports Injury Clinic
Sports massage information including benefits, contraindications, frequently asked questions, and online demonstration videos.

http://www.wholehealthmd.com
Whole Health M.D.
Complementary and alternative medicine information.

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