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Learn anatomy with Outlander!

Have you read Outlander and/or watched the tv show? If not, then do, because the books are great and the show is pretty good as well. If you have, then you might be aware of some of the fan websites. One I’ve just seen and enjoyed is called Outlander Anatomy.

It is written by a professor of anatomy, and uses pictures from the show and sometimes tidbits from the book to teach various anatomical lessons. It’s pretty new, so there are only a few entries so far, but it’s fun and informative.

Go check out the site, and then make sure you go read the books, especially if you like historical time-travel romances. And really, who doesn’t?

Book review

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So Teebs (the black and white cat) reminded me of my promise to tell you about one of my favorite massage books: The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, by Clair Davies.

The subtitle is “Your self-treatment guide for pain relief,” and that is the truth. Basically, it breaks down the big red Travell trigger point manuals for the layperson, and gives symptoms, causes, and treatment for almost every trigger point of the body. I mentioned the Theracane yesterday, and that is one of the primary treatment tools. The book features many clear pictures of where to place the Theracane, the lacrosse ball, or the supported thumbs–whatever tool is best–for the most immediate relief.
Really, I can’t recommend this book enough. I refer to it several times a week for use with clients, and on myself at home. As you can see in the picture, I’ve added my own tabs for easy reference. As a massage therapist, I definitely suggest getting frequent massage, but in between, this book and some self-massage tools can often help life feel more bearable!