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A Systematic Guide to the Highly Effective Treatment Technique of Connective Tissue Massage

New York, NY, August 10, 2014 --( Elisabeth Dicke, a former German physiotherapist, developed a systematic, scientifically based treatment method of connective tissue massage (or Bindegewebsmassage) which is now used throughout the world. "Connective Tissue Massage," recently published by Thieme, is a detailed reference guide to using connective tissue massage (CTM), the first of its kind in the English language. This book gives readers the principles, knowledge, and skills to successfully implement CTM into their daily practice.

“I wholeheartedly recommend this book! It is brilliantly designed with a solid clinical focus, in a user-friendly format.” -- Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, FAAOMPT, Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Complete with treatment plans, indications and contraindications, and modern medical guidelines, this book is essential for all physical and massage therapists and osteopaths who want to successfully integrate CTM into their practices.

Connective Tissue Massage
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
200 pp, 142 illustrations
ISBN: 9783131714312
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9783131714411

About the Authors

Roland Schiffter is Professor of Neurology and Former Head Physician, Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital and Vivantes Wenckebach Hospital, Berlin, Germany.

Elke Harms was a practising Physical and Massage Therapist in Oldenburg, Germany.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, eOtolaryngology, eSpine, Medlantis, Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, and the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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