Alternative Health Practitioner, Winter 1999

Volume 5(3)

No single text presents such the depth of information presently available outside the United States. In my opinion, the most valuable contributions of the book are the clear directions for applying each of the techniques, the inclusion of modalities frequently treated separately, and the helpful juxtaposition of “classical” massage techniques with the seven system delineated in the book.

Medical Massage is logically organized, with a description of seven massage systems presented in Part II and application of these systems in Part III and IV. The greatest strength of Medical Massage – the variety of techniques and their application to specific conditions.

Those most likely to appreciate the book include: massage therapists; primary care professionals (MDs, DOs, NDs, DCs, physician assistants, nurse practitioners); bodyworkers of all kinds; massage therapists specializing in sports massage; occupational therapists; respiratory care practitioners; physical therapists. I believe that Medical Massage has something to offer each of the above audiences…


Dr. H.L. Hedrick
Division of Medical Education Products
American Medical Association