Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, 6th Edition

Empowering students to launch a thriving career in therapeutic massage. Available in print and on CIMA.

Provide the foundation students need to excel in the classroom and build a thriving career, no matter how they define it. Comprehensive chapters are devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content, this edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist.

Author: Mark F. Beck

Transition Guide »



For the Student

Are you a student? Buy Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage from Cengage website.

CIMA Digital Course

  • Easy, intuitive navigation for distance or in-person learning.
  • Access to robust, built-in instructor resources.
  • Powerful self-service analytics, time tracking, and reports.
  • Comprehensive device and browser compatibility.
  • 2-year access.

Learn more about CIMA »

Printed Access Code (PAC)
ISBN: 9798214098500 • List: $314.95 USD

Student Seat
ISBN: 9780357812600 • List: $314.95 USD

Save at least 50% on the textbook when paired with CIMA (printed access code or student seat).

CIMA Exam Prep

  • Hundreds of multiple-choice questions with unlimited attempts.
  • Three modes: chapter review, chapter test, and comprehensive test.
  • Full visibility to students’ activity.
  • 2-year access.

Printed Access Code (PAC)
ISBN: 9798214098494 • List: $41.95 USD

Student Seat
ISBN: 9780357920244 • List: $41.95 USD


Digital version of Therapeutic Massage textbook. No other activities or videos.

Printed Access Code (PAC)
ISBN: 9781337272087 • List: $154.95 USD


ISBN: 9781285187587 • List: $154.95 USD

ISBN: 9781285187709 • List: $169.95 USD

Save at least 50% on the textbook when paired with CIMA (printed access code or student seat).


  • Includes printed workbook that has detailed exercises for both practical and theory content.
  • Activities include fill-in-the-blank, true/false, matching exercises and more.
  • Helps students stay organized and aids comprehension.

See Preview of Workbook »

ISBN: 9781285187617 • List: $68.95 USD

ISBN: 9781285187716 • List: $81.95 USD

Exam Review Book

  • Helps students prepare for their state board exams.
  • Hundreds of multiple-choice questions, similar to the ones asked during the State Board Exam.
  • Using CIMA? The test bank is included and can be added by educators.
  • Looking for a digital version? Get CIMA Exam Prep instead.

See Preview of Exam Review »

ISBN: 9781285187655 • List: $50.95 USD

CIMA + Textbook

Printed Access Code (PAC) + Textbook
ISBN: 9798214360805 • List: $399.95 USD

Student Seat + Textbook
ISBN: 9780357812808 • List: $399.95 USD

For the Instructor


Course Management Guide

  • Facilitate strong classroom management and engagement and reduce your prep time.
  • Includes detailed lesson plans, answer keys to review tests and student workbooks, test bank to create tests and quizzes, new & condensed rubrics.

See Preview of Lesson Plans »

Online Access
ISBN: 9780357920527 • List: $395.95 USD

Books of Discovery

Now available to supplement your Massage Therapy programs.
Instructor Resources included when student textbooks are purchased: PowerPoint slides for each chapter, video procedures, image library, Tips and Activities, and a full Lesson Manual.