From the NCETMB Handbook:
The following list is an example of texts that may be of use to candidates when preparing to sit for the National Certification Examinations.
Individuals may want to review books such as these, along with those used for their massage and bodywork training.
Please be aware that NCBTMB presents this as a means to provide examples of textbooks that are available.
NCBTMB does not endorse or recommend that students purchase all of these texts or try to study all of them in depth.
Both of the National Certification Examination Content Outlines have been provided as guides to the areas of content in which candidates will be tested.
Amma Therapy: A Complete Textbook of Oriental Bodywork and Medical Principles
Sohn, Tina & Sohn, Robert
The Ethics of Touch: The Hands-on Practitioner’s Guide to Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice Benjamin, Ben & Sohnen-Moe, C.
Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (10th Edition) Marieb, Elaine & Hoehn, Katja
Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 2e Muscolino, Joseph
Modalities for Massage and Bodywork, 1e Stillerman, Eileen
Mosby’s Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology, 3e Fritz, Sandy & Grosenbach, James
The Muscular System Manual: The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body, 3e Muscolino, Joseph
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (Tortora, Principles of Anatomy and Physiology) Tortora, Gerard & Derrickson, Bryan
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 21st Edition (Thumb Index Version) Venes, Donald (Ed.)
Trail Guide to the Body: Student Workbook Biel, Andrew