*As of July 2017, the FSMTB no longer will post a book reference list. The below is a list of texts previously listed on the FSMTB website.
Book Reference List:
There is no single text recommended by FSMTB. The Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination reflects practice in the United States as determined by the most recent Job Task Analysis.
FSMTB’s item writers and examination development committee members frequently use the following texts as resources; however, the sources used are not limited to the books listed here.
The list is not comprehensive and does not imply that references not included on this list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.
The list is presented to assist individuals in preparing for the examination; however, study of the following references will not guarantee that an individual will pass the examination.
The Ethics of Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice Benjamin, Ben and Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Trail Guide To The Body (4th Edition) Biel, Andrew
Introduction to Massage Therapy (LWW Massage Therapy and Bodywork Educational Series) Braun, Mary Beth and Stephanie Simonson
Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 5e Fritz, Sandy
Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology Fritz, Sandy and James M. Grosenbach
Clinically Oriented Anatomy Moore, Keith and Dalley, Arthur
Clinical Massage Therapy – Understanding, Assessing And Treating Over 70 Conditions Rattray, Fiona and Linda Ludwig
Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice, 4e Salvo, Susan G