NOTE: Most books are available on Amazon by searching either the title or the ISBN. Textbooks can also be found at other stores.
For Out-of-Print Books, try
Anderson & Ward & Mueller-Kaul. (2022). The Rolfing Skillful Touch Handbook. ISBN: 9781733283885**
MacPherson, B. R., & Wikenheiser, J. (2020). Atlas of Anatomy (Fourth). Thieme Medical Publishers. ISBN: 9781684202034**
**(You do not need to purchase the two books listed above as they will be provided to you on the first day of class.)
McIntosh, N., & Allen, L. (2017). Nina McIntosh's the educated heart: Professional boundaries for massage therapists and Bodyworkers (Fourth). Wolters Kluwer.
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Biel, A. (2015). Trail Guide to the body: A hands-on guide to locating muscles, bones and more. Books of Discovery. ISBN: 978-0982978658
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Calais-Germain, B. (2008). Anatomy of movement. Eastland Press. ISBN: 9780939616572
Caspari, M. (n.d.). Mindful Motion: Rolfing® Movement Integration Techniques. Out of print. A PDF version is available through DIRI.
The following books are not required but are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED as additional texts for your studies. These books will aid you in your studies and enhance your understanding of Anatomy & Physiology, Structural Kinesiology (the study of muscles, their attachments, and Movements), and Therapeutic Relationships.
Juhan, D. (2003). Job's body: A handbook for bodywork. Barrytown/Station Hill.
One of the best books ever written on anatomy and physiology for bodyworkers. It is not a "beginner's text" and, therefore, is not assigned as the A&P textbook for Phase I. It does, however, give insights into this material that one does not get from standard A&P texts. An absolute "must have" for anyone who is considering a career as any type of bodyworker.
Alcamo, I. E., & Krumhardt, B. (2004). Anatomy and physiology The easy way: 2nd. Ed. Barron's. ISBN: 9780764119798
A good, beginner's textbook with just enough detail to fill out the material presented in classroom lectures for those desiring more information. Now titled Barron's Anatomy and Physiology the Easy Way By Edward I. Alcamo, Barbara Krumhardt, 2004.
Pearson. (2013). The Anatomy Coloring Book. ISBN: 9780321832016
Rohen, J. W., Yokochi, C., & Lutjen-Drecoll Elke. (2011). Color atlas of anatomy: A photographic study of the human body. Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 9781582558561
Bowden, B. S., Bowden, J. M., & Firth, P. (2015). An illustrated atlas of the skeletal muscles. Morton Publishing. ISBN: 9781617311727
Neumann, D. A. (2017). Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: Foundations for rehabilitation. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323287531
Stone, R. J., & Stone, J. A. (2012). Atlas of Skeletal Muscles. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 9780073378169
A well-presented textbook with diagrams of individual muscles will greatly aid in your study of Structural Kinesiology.
Rolf, I. P., Lodge, J., & Thompson, R. (1989). Rolfing: Reestablishing the natural alignment and structural integration of the human body for vitality and well-being. Healing Arts Press. ISBN: 9780892813353
Rolf, I. P., & Feitis, R. (1979). Ida Rolf talks about Rolfing and physical reality. Harper Collins (paper). ISBN: 9780060906658
Gorman, D. (2016). The body moveable: Blueprints of the human musculoskeletal system -- its structure, mechanics, locomotor and postural functions. LearningMethods Publications. ISBN: 9781927437018
Kapandji, A. I. (2019). The Upper Limb (Seventh, Vol. 1, Ser. The Physiology of the Joints). Handspring Publishing. ISBN: 9781912085590
Kapandji, A. I., & Honore Louis. (2019). Lower Limb (Seventh, Vol. 2, Ser. The Physiology of the Joints: ). Handspring Publishing. ISBN: 9781912085606
Kapandji, A. I., Saillant, G., & Merle d'Aubigne, R. (2019). The Spinal Column, Pelvic Girdle and Head (Seventh, Vol. 3, Ser. The Physiology of the Joints). Handspring Publishing. ISBN: 9781912085613
Netter, F. H., & Fulton, J. F. (1977). The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations, Vol. 1: Nervous System- A Compilation of Paintings on the Normal and Pathologic Anatomy of the Nervous System, with a Supplement on the Hypothalamus (Vol. 1). CIBA. ISBN: 9780914168010
Netter, F. H., Woodburne, R. T., Crelin, E. S., & Kaplan, F. S. (1990). The Ciba Collection of Medical Illustrations Volume 8 Musculoskeletal System Part II Developmental Disorders, Tumors, Rheumatic Diseases, and Joint Replacement (Vol. 8). Ciba-Geigy Corp. ISBN: 9780914168157
Blakeslee, S., & Blakeslee, M. (2007). The body has a mind of its own: How the body maps in your brain help you do (almost) everything better. Random House. ASIN: B000VW1FV0
Bond, M., & Myers, T. W. (2018). Your body mandala: Posture as a path to presence. MCP Books. ASIN: B07V6ZT931
Doidge, N. (2007). The brain that changes itself: Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of Brain Science. Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780143113102
Doidge, N. (2016). The brain's way of healing: Stories of remarkable recoveries and discoveries. Penguin Books. ISBN: 9780141980805
Hargrove, T. R. (2019). Playing with movement: How to explore the many dimensions of physical health and performance. Better Movement. ISBN: 9780578502618
Johnson, D. H. (1995). Bone, breath, & gesture: Practices of embodiment (Vol. 1, lo Series). North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 1556432011
Kain, K. L., & Terrell, S. J. (2018). Nurturing resilience: Helping clients move forward from developmental trauma an integrative somatic approach. North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 9781623172039
Livingstone, M. (2014). Vision and art: The biology of seeing. Abrams. ISBN: 9781419706929
McHose, C., & Frank, K. (2006). How life moves: Explorations in meaning and body awareness. North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 9781556436185
Porges, S. W. (2017). The pocket guide to polyvagal theory: The transformative power of feeling safe. W.W Norton & Company. ISBN: 9780393707878
Todd, M. E. (2008). The thinking body: A study of the balancing forces of dynamic man. Gestalt Journal Press. ISBN: 9780939266548
Agneessens, C. A. (2001). The fabric of wholeness: Biological intelligence and relational gravity. C.A. Agneessens. ISBN: 9780967036274
Bond, M. (2007). The new rules of posture: How to sit, stand and move in the modern world. Healing Arts Press. ISBN: 9781594771248
Bond, M., & Bond, M. (1996). Balancing your body: A self-help approach to Rolfing Movement. Healing Arts Press. ISBN: 9780892816422
Maitland, J. (1995). Spacious body: Explorations in somatic ontology. North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 9781556431883
Maitland, J. (2001). Spinal manipulation made simple: A manual of soft tissue techniques. North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 9781556433528
Maitland, J. (2016). Embodied being: The philosophical roots of manual therapy. North Atlantic Books. ISBN: 9781623170264
Prado, P. (n.d.). Structural Stretches: Self Exploration and Cultivating the Vertical.