Video Course: A Conversation with Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an icon in the massage profession. She is the author of A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology and Disease Handbook for Massage Therapists, and is also a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine. She has served the Massage Therapy Foundation since 2007, first as a trustee and then as president. In this behind-the-scenes interview, werner shares with former Massage & Bodywork magazine Editor-in-Chief Leslie Young the evolution of her ideas, the questions that keep her curious, and the formative moments in her life and career.

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Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. She wrote the groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology. Werner is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Visit her website at, or join her on Facebook,, for more information.

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