Dear Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage…

TEXTBOOKS – Fritz, Sandy

– Massage Therapy

– Touchy-Feely

– Breaking-up

– Alanis Morrisette

Dear Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage,

There’s never an easy way to say this, but… I think it’s time we broke up. It’s not that you’re not a good book… you are. In a way. But “we were together through a very tumultuous time in our lives”

Sorry, channeling Alanis Morrisette there.

Anyway, we were together for about eight months and I learned a lot: what effleurage means, that clients falling in love with me is called ‘transference’, and how to make sure I never expose a client’s gluteal cleft (aka butt crack) while massaging that region. But I think we’ve both gotten as much as we can from each other. I’ve moved on to a profession in massage therapy and you’re sitting on a bookshelf. I feel like I’ve grown and you’ve stayed the same. We’re just in different places now. Mosby's therapeutic massage

And, not to be mean, but we weren’t great together, even in the beginning. Seriously, you’re super boring and your photos of technique are really hard to follow. Not to mention that you often contradicted yourself from one chapter to the next AND you didn’t have very detailed or accurate illustrations of the muscles. That last one’s kind of a deal-breaker.

Anyway, I hope someone picks you up at Goodwill, which will be your temporary home after you leave here. Maybe you’ll awaken a nascent interest in massage therapy and propel a potential therapist to a new career.

Thanks for everything,



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