Kathleen M. Murphy, LMT CNMT CMTPT
Practicing in Annapolis, Maryland


Therapeutic Massage

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP): Public Education Site

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA): Research Citations on the Efficacy of Massage Therapy

ABMP Article: How to Communicate with Your Massage Therapist


Introduction to Fascia

Fascia Research Congress: What is Fascia?


Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists: What is Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy?

Research Update: Myofascial Trigger Points Then and Now: A Historical and Scientific Perspective


The Science of Pain

Discovery Channel Documentary and Associated Pages: Pain Matters

Pain Science for Clients (APTA): 9 Things You Should Know About Pain

Research Roundup (AMTA): Massage Therapy for Pain Management

American Psychological Association: Pain Topics


Complementary and Integrative Medicine

National Institutes of Health (NIH): National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

University of Maryland School of Medicine: Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM)

CIM Healing Arts Blog

CIM Health & Wellness Blog

Cochrane Complementary Medicine Blog

Elaine Aron, PhD: The Highly Sensitive Person


Usui Reiki

International Center for Reiki Training:

Newsletter Articles 

Reiki FAQ

Reiki News Magazine Articles

International House of Reiki:

Basic Information

Reiki Articles


On the Therapist's Bookshelf - Favorite Texts and References

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies (Quarterly)

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, Ruth Werner

A Massage Therapist's Guide to Understanding, Locating, and Treating Myofascial Trigger Points, Leon Chaitow and Sandy Fritz

Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, Thomas W. Myers

Assessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach, Phillip Page, Clare Frank, and Robert Lardner

Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management, James Waslaski

Clinical Mastery in the Treatment of Myofascial Pain, Lucy Whyte Ferguson and Robert Gerwin

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques, Second Edition, Volumes 1 and 2, Leon Chaitow and Judith DeLany

Facilitated Stretching, Robert McAtee and Jeff Charland

Healing Through Trigger Point Therapy: A Guide to Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction, Devin J. Starlanyl and John Sharkey

Kinesiology for Manual Therapies, Nancy Dail, Timothy Agnew, and R. T. Floyd

Manual Therapy for Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes, César Fernández-de-las-Peñas, Joshua A. Cleland, Jan Dommerholt

Muscle Manual, Nikita A. Vizniak

Muscle Pain: Understanding the Mechanisms, Siegfried Mense and Robert Gerwin, Editors

Myofascial Trigger Points: Pathophysiology and Evidence-Informed Diagnosis and Management, Jan Dommerholt and Peter Huijbregts

Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, Whitney Lowe

Orthopedic Massage: Theory and Technique, Whitney Lowe

The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Nina McIntosh

The Frozen Shoulder Workbook, Clair Davies

The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Clair and Amber Davies

Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches & Migraines, Valerie DuLaune

Trigger Point Therapy for Foot, Ankle, Knee & Leg Pain, Valerie DeLaune

Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain, Sharon Sauer and Mary Biancalana

Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury, Valerie DeLaune



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