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Massage Modalities
Massage School Notes
Ethics
Anatomy & Kinesiology
The Muscles
Massage Sequences
Aromatherapy
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Swedish Massage
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Pathology
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What's on this Web Page?

Massage & Bodywork

Cancer Resources

Community Building

Integrative Healthcare

Education Theory

Exercise Physiology

Fibromyalgia Resources

Music

Psychology

Small Business Resources

Social Sector / Nonprofits

Supplies

Trauma & Stress

Women's Health
 
Music

Psychology

Small Business Resources

Social Sector / Nonprofits

Supplies

Trauma & Stress

Women's Health

Basic Massage Therapy Sequences

This is a small collection of massage sequences that can be performed by almost anyone.

Back Leg Sequence ] Back Sequence ] Chest Sequence ] Front Leg Sequence ] Neck Sequence ] Side Sequence ]

Unborn babies want to socialize as early as week 18 of gestation, a study of twins has shown.

The Italian researchers used an advanced method of ultrasonography, which enables the movements of foetuses to be recorded over time in 3D. The aim was to see how five pairs of twins interacted with each other in their mothers’ wombs.

The first 20-minute recording sessions taken during week 14 of pregnancy, showed the foetuses touching each other as well as themselves, and the uterine wall.

During the second recording, four weeks later, their interest in their twin was some three times higher, with almost 30 per cent of movements directed towards the sibling. Those movements were also more accurate then self-directed ones, the researchers reported in PLoS ONE magazine.

The changes were quite consistent among the ten foetuses studied. The authors believe this indicates that humans are “wired to be social”, and our interest in communication comes naturally as the neural system matures.

 

Massage Therapy Links

Massage & Bodywork

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Barrett Dorko, P.T.: The Clinician's Manual (Musings on the practice of manual therapy)
Ben Benjamin's Corner —Neurological Conditions: Polio, Post-Polio Syndrome, and Multiple Sclerosis (Massage Therapy Journal, Fall 2001)
The Body_Work E-mail List. An e-mail list of over 475 massage and bodywork practitioners and students. Postings range from professional networking to technical discussions of anatomy and technique. Subscribing is manually approved to avoid overt sales/spam.
California Coalition on Somatic Practices (CCSP) The California Coalition on Somatic Practices is a volunteer coalition of organizations and individuals concerned with California state policy toward the regulation of massage therapy and other forms of somatic practice. They function as a community in which all voices are considered and the diversity of our approaches and beliefs respected. Their stated intent is not to push for or create the regulation of somatic practice in California, but to understand the possibilities and support the development of consensus within the somatic community.
Infant Massage with links to information on research and on author Vimala Schneider McClure
James Clay: An Illustrated Guide to Muscles & Clinical Massage Therapy
Massage Today A new (as of January 2001), high quality massage monthly newspaper with columnists expressing a range of perspectives.
National Cert. Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
Rich Phaigh — ONSEN Technique®  When structural stress is the source of pain, the only way to alleviate the pain is to correct the structure. Often pain shows up far away from its cause and that is why structural analysis is vital. If structure is not corrected and put in balance, every other method of treatment is simply palliative. An understanding of the common threads which run through all patient suffering pain will help us to set the wheels in motion for a complete and lasting change in the patients we treat.The three components of ONSEN are Muscle Energy Technique, Post Isometric Relaxation and Transverse Friction Massage.
Touch Research Institute (TRI)

 Cancer Resources

American Cancer Society (includes alternative care)
Breast Cancer Decision Guide
Cancer Care — Cancer Care is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free professional help to people with all cancers through counseling, education, information and referral and direct financial assistance.
Cancer Care -- Internet Resources
Center for Healing and Wellness Center for Healing and Wellness is a 25 year old nonprofit organization providing family oriented psychosocial services to adults, children and families affected by serious illness.
HealthWorld Online -- Complementary Cancer Care
Institute of Cancer Research (U.K.)
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
OncoLink -- Univ of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
OncoLink -- Univ of Pennsylvania Cancer Center -- Breast Cancer
Pancreatica.org — A non-profit organization that offers a free web site full of information and clinical trials to support people with pancreatic cancer and their loved ones and physicians.
 

 Community Building

These are resources on community building for those who view massage as part of and contributing to the larger contexts of culture and community. Please also look at resources listed under the Social-Sector / Nonprofit section.
 
Basics of Consensus by Rob Sandelin
Civic Practices Network -- Health
Civic Practices Network
Co-Intelligence Institute
Community Building (Benton Foundation)
Community Building Resources (Benton Foundation)
Community in the Workplace Website
Community Toolbox by the University of Kansas
Connect For Kids --Building Communities for Kids and Families
Context Institute's Sustainable Culture Information Service
Online Community Toolkit (Full Circle Associates)
Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management
Peter F. Drucker — The Age of Social Transformation. The Atlantic Monthly, November 1994. Social- sector institutions aim at changing the human being. The "product" of a school is the student who has learned something. The "product" of a hospital is a cured patient. The "product" of a church is a churchgoer whose life is being changed. The task of social-sector organizations is to create human health and well-being.
Peter F. Drucker — Beyond the Information Revolution. The Atlantic Monthly, October 1999.
The Ecology of the Family — A Background Paper For A Family-Centered Approach To Education and Social Service Delivery
FCE: The Foundation for Community Encouragement — FCE is a Seattle based international non profit teaching community building methods developed by FCE and M. Scott Peck, author of The Road Less Traveled.
The Future of Children Provided by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA. The primary purpose of The Future of Children is to disseminate timely information on major issues related to children’s well-being.
Intentional Communities
On Conflict and Consensus —A Handbook on Formal Consensus Decisionmaking
Pew Partnership for Civic Change
Pew Partnership for Civic Change — Healthy Families & Children
Robert D. Putnam —Bowling Alone. Putnam warns that our stock of social capital - the very fabric of our connections with each other, has plummeted, impoverishing our lives and communities. A 1995 Interview with Robert Putnam from the Journal of Democracy.
Resources for meeting and group process
RamblemuseSM —Resources for Community Building
Sustainable Communities Network (SCN)
Thinking & Communication Skills

 Education Theory and Learning Styles

Here we have some food for thought for those who like to ponder and debate various educational strategies for massage. Much of what we encounter in such discussions is simplistic and reactive. Far less frequently do people delve into understanding the diversity of learning styles and strategies to discuss how to best train and encourage kinesthetic practitioners.
 
John Abbott — 21st century learning initiative - The Child is Father of the Man
John Abbott — Battery Hens, or Free Range Chickens: What Kind of Education for What Kind of World
Alfie Kohn — Articles and Books on Teaching, Parenting, and Managing, from the author of The Case Against Standardized Testing: Raising the Scores, Ruining the Schools
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence by Gerald Grow, Ph.D.
Critical Thinking Resources: An Annotated Bibliography, Montclair State University
Linda Darling-Hammond on:The Purpose of Education
Education and Training: Some Differences Dr. John A. Kline, Air University Review 36, No. 2, January-February 1985.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education (ERIC is the Educational Resources Information Center)
ERIC Digest ED312773 — Alternatives to Standardized Educational Assessment.
ERIC Digest ED284910 — Minimum Competency Testing. Update.
Exploring Learning Styles and Instruction by Karen Hood
Facts On standardized tests and assessment alternatives by Constance Weaver — the Michigan English Language Arts Framework project
Harvard University's Project Zero
ERIC Digest ED350487 — Higher Order Thinking Skills in Vocational Education by Sandra Kerka
Howard Gardner on: Being Educated (in 2010)
Howard Gardner on: Unresolved Issues
Howard Gardner — On Teaching for Understanding
Howard Gardner — Truth, Beauty, and Goodness: Education for All Human Beings
How People Learn: Bridging Research and Practice National Research Council
Learning Styles -- West Ed
Mel Levine —All Kinds of Minds A nonprofit institute for the understanding of differences in learning.
Mel Levine —Articles by S.F. Chronicle columnist Joan Ryan on Levine and his education perspectives. It Takes All Kinds and Lighting the Path to Excellence
Meritocracy's Crooked Yardstick — from Standardized Minds: the High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We Can Do to Change It by Peter Sacks
National Center for Research in Vocational Education (NCRVE)
NCRVE — Using Alternative Assessments in Vocational Education MDS–946
The New Conversations About Learning — Insights From Neuroscience and Anthropology, Cognitive Science and Work-Place Studies by Theodore J. Marchese
New Horizons for Learning: Welcome to The Building A very comprehensive resource on teaching and learning.
New Horizons for Learning -- A Multiple Intelligences Bookshelf
New Dimensions of Learning (David Lazear, MI)
Performance-Based Assessment and Educational Equity, Harvard Educational Review, Volume 64 Number 1, Spring 1994 by Linda Darling-Hammond, Teachers College, Columbia University
Random Thoughts of Louis Schmier Louis Schmier is a Professor of History at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia. He is an inspirational teacher and philosopher.
 
Educational psychologist Howard Gardner has called physics education research the smoking gun in terms of students being able to achieve academic success without gaining deeper understanding.
Research in Physics Education—Richard Hake
Research in physics Education —L.C. McDermott
Research in Physics Education —Edward F. Redish
 
Peter Schrag —High Stakes are for Tomatoes
Charles Schwab Learning Foundation —Teach Each
Situated Cognition and the Culture of Learning John Seely Brown, Allan Collins, and Paul Duguid
Standardized Testing is Undermining the Goals of Reform By Marilyn Bizar — North Central Regional Educational Laboratory
Teaching NLP How To Be Consciously Unconsciously Skilled, Richard Bolstad -- When you really learn how to teach, you teach how to learn

 Exercise Physiology

Army Physical Fitness Research Institute (APFRI)
Medical Multimedia Group Patient Ed Materials
Motion Analysis Videos from Gillette Children's
Myodynamics —Articles on strength and fitness training
Resources for Students of Biochemistry (including glycolysis info)
Runners Web Sports Medicine Links
Running Research News
Sports Med Web --designed specifically with the endurance athlete in mind
SportQuest - Sports Science Page
Sportsmedicine.com
Stretching and Flexibility -- Everything you never wanted to know, by Brad Appleton
The Physician and Sportsmedicine

 Fibromyalgia Resources

Fibromyalgia -- Google's Link Page
Fibromyalgia Network
Fibromyalgia Syndrome Support Website
Fibromyalgia (links from Stanford)
Fibromyalgia, and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome ( FMS / MPS ) from Devin Starlanyl.
HealthWorld Online -- Fibromyalgia Includes a series of article series by Leon Chaitow
Myofascial Pain Management
Oregon Fibromyalgia Foundation Includes articles and an extensive annotated bibliography of articles.

 Integrative Healthcare

Center for Healing and Wellness Center for Healing and Wellness is a 25 year old nonprofit organization providing family oriented psychosocial services to adults, children and families affected by serious illness.
Center for Mind-Body Medicine
ChiroWeb Columnists
Health in Common
Health Medicine Forum email list. Health Medicine Forum is a non-profit educational foundation with the mission of promoting "Health Medicine" with a focus on Alternative, Complementary, Integrative and Holistic Health Care.
HealthWorld Online
HealthWorld Online -- Chaitow's Bodywork Masterclass
HealthWorld Online -- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The Lymphatic System —A Review by Professor Harry Greer - Cayuga Community College
The Lymphatic System —A Review by Jim Swan, Adj. Asst. Prof. of Biology, University of New Mexico
Medscape — Provides clinicians and other healthcare professionals with the most timely source of clinical information that is highly relevant to their patients and practice
Naropa Institute, Oakland Campus
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Gateway to Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital
Neuromuscular Disease Center, Washington Univ. School of Medicine
Physical Therapist Online
PubMed -- National Library of Medicine's Search Service
PubMed —Complementary and Alternative Medicine on PubMed
Scientific Support for Massage and Bodywork When the Office of Alternative Medicine at NIH invited applications for its initial wave of research grants, eighty-five of the 450 applications were for massage related studies, the largest number of any modality. Of the first thirty grants awarded, the following four dealt with massage therapy:
The Mind and the Body are the Same Thing (an article on mind-body connections by Leonard Holmes, Ph.D for about.com with many links)
White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy (WHCCAMP)

 Music

Not your ordinary massage music, but music of a multitude of tempos derived from a diversity of cultural traditions
 
Coyote Oldman
Culburnie Records -- Quality music steeped in the Scottish tradition.
Green Linnet
Locrian Records — An innovative independent recording label based in South Australia specialises in contemporary Celtic, Folk, Classical and Progressive Rock music.
Maggies Music -- From The Deep Well of Our Ancient Folk Traditions
MusicInScotland — Dedicated to promoting music and musicians with a Celtic connection to a world-wide audience. Retails Highlander Music releases.
Northside -- Extraordinary Music from Scandinavia
Putumayo World Music
Shanachie Irish/Celtic and more

 Psychology and Social Research Methods

Alternatives to Standardized Educational Assessment. ERIC Digest Series Number EA 40. Author: Bowers, Bruce C.
Association for Humanistic Psychology
Association for Transpersonal Psychology
Business Communication: Managing Information and Relationships An article with a wealth of information on the communication process, including mental maps and metaphors.
California Institute of Integral Studies
Cognitive and Psychological Sciences on the Internet
Guidelines for Educational and Psychological Testing A publication of the Canadian Psychological Association.
Institute of Noetic Sciences
JFK University - Graduate School for Holistic Studies 
Parabola Magazine -- Myth, Tradition, and the Search for Meaning
Psyche -- An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Consciousness
Sufism & the works of Idres Shah (Philosophy and story)
Transference and Countertransference An article discussing what the title suggests.
United States Association for Body Psychotherapy

 Small Business Resources

About.com's Small Business Information
Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC)
ASBDC Learning Net
CA Business & Community Resources : Small Business
Contacts Count —Books and tapes on career and business networking
Checklist for Starting Your Own Business —An example from Arcata, CA
Goals InSight — Business and life coaching services provided by a McKinnon alumnus with 16+ years of professional business experience which includes health care, marketing, sales, information systems, corporate and small business experience.
Inc.Com — Running a One-Person Business (guide)
IRS Small Business / Self-Employed
Massage: A Career at Your Fingertips
Nolo.com's small business Online Encyclopedia and small business books for Starting and Running your Business
Online Women's Business Center
Online Women's Business Center —Marketing
100+ Marketing Ideas from the Online Women's Business Center
MeaningfulWork.com
MeaningfulWork.com — Running a One-Person Business
SBA: Small Business Administration Home Page
SCORE - Service Corps Of Retired Executives (SB Advice, including workshops, email counseling, and a local chapter locator)
SCORE East Bay Chapter (Small business advice and workshops local to the S.F. East Bay). There are also Silicon Valley and San Francisco chapters.
SJDC Small Bus. Dev. Center: How to Start a Small Business
SJDC Small Bus. Dev. Center: Operating your Successful Small Business
Sohnen-Moe Associates, Inc. (Business Mastery)

 Social-Sector / Nonprofit Resources

The McKinnon Institute believes strongly in reaching out to our communities with the benefits of massage and intentional touch. Here are some resources for those thinking of creating a nonprofit outreach organization and/or writing proposals for funding. Please also look at resources listed under the Community Building section.

Its [nonprofit organization] product is neither a pair of shoes nor an effective regulation. Its product is a changed human being. The nonprofit institutions are human-changing agents. Their "product" is a cured patient, a child that learns, a young man or woman grown into a self-respecting adult; a changed human life altogether. — Peter F. Drucker, Managing The Non-Profit Organization: Principles and Practices, Harpercollins, New York, 1990, p. xiv

 
The Foundation Center — Your gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web
Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Grantseeking
Association of Fundraising Professionals
EPA Grant-Writing Tutorial
Basic Elements of Grant Writing — Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management
Getting Grants - Help for Grant Writers
Grant Development Tool Box — Pima Community College
Grant Opportunity Resources —Pacific Bell Knowledge Explorer
Grantproposal.com: Aesthetics & Technicalities
Grant Writing Basics Links — Suite101.com
Grant Writing Handbook — South Washington County Schools
Grant Writing Sources — New Mexico Highlands University
Guide to Conducting Online Research — Michigan Comnet
Healthy Community Council — Grantsmanship
Internet Nonprofit Center
BoardSource
Non-Profit Guides 10-Point Plan for Standard Grant Funding Proposal
Pew Partnership for Civic Change
Small Business Administration — Nonprofit Organizations
US Government Nonprofit Gateway
US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) — GrantsNet

 Supplies

Anatomical Chart Company
Banner Therapy Products
Deva Lifewear — Makers of natural fiber clothing. Their pants are breathable and designed for movement; highly suitable for massage work.
Hand-L — A massage tool developed by author and sports massage therapist Bob McAtee (Facilitated Stretching)
Medco Supply Company —Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy Supplies
Oakworks (McKinnon students contact the office for table packages)
OPTP -- Othropedic and Physical Therapy Products
Stronglite Inc. (McKinnon students contact the office for table packages)

 Trauma & Stress

Braddock Body Process Traditional therapeutic approaches to treating trauma survivors focus on survivors' words about their mental processes. The Braddock Body Process®, described in Body Voices, was developed in response to the author's observation that many survivors have no voice to express the kind of anger, sadness, frustration, or pain they experience. Instead, they suffer in silence.
The Focusing Institute — Focusing (Eugene Gendlin) consists of specific steps for getting a body sense of how you are in a particular life situation. It begins with the body and occurs in the zone between the conscious and the unconscious. Peter Levine (Waking the Tiger) uses the "felt sense" work of focusing in healing trauma.
Foundation for Human Enrichment — Peter Levine (Waking the Tiger)
The Institute for Authentic Process Healing — A nonprofit educational foundation
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
McKinnon Institute — Trauma and Stress Bibliography
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder — a division of the Veterans Administration —An authoritative source of information on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with over a hundred fact sheets and a wealth of published articles, videos, and information for researchers and clinicians
Sidran Traumatic Stress Foundation
V-Day: Until the Violence Stops   V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a palpable energy, a fierce catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day helps these organizations to continue and to expand their core work, while we generate broader attention for the fight to stop worldwide violence.

 Women's Health

Breast Care —Material on common Abnormalities in Normal Development and Involution (ANDIs) of breast tissue and on the importance of and techniques for promoting good lymph drainage of the tissues. Also see related material in the bibliography under specialized facilitations.
Self Care for Your Breasts
Breast Massage, by Robin Cunningham with illustrations by Lyn De La Mott
Breast Massage for Better Health - a possible prevention measure to help avoid Breast Cancer
Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras
Understanding Breast Changes — A Health Guide for All Women — National Institute of Health. Understandably, women are concerned about getting breast cancer, and this concern prompts them to watch for breast changes. Breast changes are common. Even though most are not cancer, they can be worrisome. This information is designed to help you with these concerns.
 
General Care
The Women's Complete Healthbook - The American Medical Women's Association
Women's Health Interactive Providing information on gynecology, infertility, menopause, osteoporosis, and breast cancer
 
Menopause
Menopause - Doctor's Guide to the Internet
Women's Wellness - Menopause Research
 
Osteoporosis —Massage can be part of a nutrition and exercise program aimed at preventing osteoporosis and, with appropriate caution about pressure, part of nuturing care for those diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Ben Benjamin's Corner - Osteoporosis  (Column from Massage Therapy Journal, Summer 2001)
Google Directory of Osteoporosis Links
HealthWorld Online — Complementary and Alternative Care for Osteoporosis
Learn About Osteoporosis (.com)
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Osteoporosis Online of Canada
Winona Osteoporosis Center
 
Sports & Exercise
Strength Training and Female Athletes by Charles I. Staley, B.Sc., MSS (Myodynamics)
Women's Sports Foundation
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