Get to Know Your Library Resources: Massage Therapy

Posted by on November 26, 2014

The library makes research easier. 

Our librarians have put together program-specific guides that will lead the researcher to resources that can be applied to that particular subject.

These guides inform the students on where to get started with their research. They focus on where to look for articles, books and websites, as well as suggestions for videos and apps that students can use to further their education.

This month’s focus is the massage therapy program guide.

Two key databases for massage therapy students include:

Alt HealthWatch

In this database, students can find full-text articles about:

  • Acupuncture
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body work
  • Childbirth
  • Energy medicine
  • Herbalism
  • Homeopathy
  • Massage
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Naturopathy
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathy
  • Many of which come from peer-reviewed/scholarly journals.

Functional Anatomy

This database features an interactive 3D skeleton and animations to aid in identifying the bones, muscles, ligaments and vessels in the body. You can see the muscles in action as they twist, turn and stretch.

The guide also lists a few useful websites, mentioned below, for students.

Web Anatomy: Helps build your knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Massage: Good all-around website with articles and information about massage.

Massage Nerd: Helps students study for the national test to become a certified massage therapist.

Professional associations are also good resources for students, and becoming a member has added benefits. Some of the available associations include:

If you are feeling stuck and not sure where to start your research, the guides should be your first stop. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the librarian.


*Bonus: Each guide also links to the all-important APA guide.

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