Explorations in the Theory and Practice
Highly Recommended Reading for Massage Therapists
Computer based Supervision - Journal of Technology in Counseling
Article: The Bell that rings: A process for group Supervision
Ethics of Touch : www.somatics.de : Go to articles for structural integrators and read "The Ethics of Touch" by Lael Katherine Green
Books: (links to amazon.com)
Educated Heart: Professional Guidelines for Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers
and Movement Teachers" by Nina M. McIntosh:
Highly recommended. One of the first people to start talking about the
nuts and bolts of practice building which are setting boundaries and
framework. Building a practice is based on ethics. Ethics is just
really about relationships.
"Ethics of Caring: Honoring the Web of Life in Our Professional Healing Relationships" by Kylea Taylor
The Ethics of
Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide To Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice
"How can I help?" by Ram Dass
My Grandfather's Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, Md : Highly recommended. This is really the core of our work - learning to serve. There is an article online called "In the Service of life" that should be our Code of Ethics. website -www.rachelremen.com
Marketing Massage by Monica Roseberry This is one of the best books on marketing your business that you can get. The author actually visits over 1000 massage schools and interviews massage therapists and students and reports on what makes for a successful massage therapist. The number one thing that massage therapists had in common was the need to serve others. This is really the heart of the intentions of my writing- to discover what it is really to serve and be of service.
Business Mastery : A Guide for Creating a Fulfilling, Thriving Business and Keeping It Successful by Cherie Sohnen-Moe ISBN: 0962126543; 3rd edition 1997) Read an excerpt online and see table of contents. A massage therapists guide to setting up business and creating the practice that you want. Includes sections on business planning, starting a business, therapeutic relationships, marketing, and financial planning. Great for any stage in building a practice. There is a workbook available along with other articles and free business forms at http://www.sohnen-moe.com
Attracting Perfect Customers: The Power of Strategic Synchronicity by Stacey Hall, Jan Brogniez. Basically explores the same message as I do in my website www.massagepracticebuilder.com and here. A successful business is based on finding our ideal or "perfect customer" who is in tune with our personal and professional values and missions. There are some good articles on the website at www.perfectcustomer.com Also offers more support in the form of vision circles, classes and programs.
I highly recommend the Series of books written by Miguel Ruiz. They have been influential in helping me find my way.
The Four Aggreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements Companion Book : Using the Four Agreements to Master the Dream of Your Life
The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Miguel Ruiz
The Voice of
Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace
Beyond Fear: A Toltec Guide to Freedom and Joy : The Teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz
The Toltec Way
: A Guide to Personal Transformation
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