Anatomy for Touch

As hands-on practitioners, we use palpation and touch every day to improve health and wellness. But for many of us, we have no mental map for the things that weren’t fully represented in our anatomy book images. How much is typically left out of anatomical drawings? Probably more than you think. We know you massage the whole body, not just muscles, nerves, and bones. So, in our new Anatomy for Touch column, we will write about anatomy that is incredibly relevant to bodywork, but perhaps slightly lesser known, including how it relates to the anatomy you already know, and most importantly, discussing how it relates to touch. On this page, you can find all the extra resources that go with each column.

Massage & Bodywork columnists, Rachelle Clauson and Nicole Trembley