The following websites are excellent resources to find out more about the benefits of massage therapy and yoga established by medical research.
The following readings are excellent resources for learning about the human body.
Calais-Germain, Blandine 1993 Anatomy of Movement
Calais-Germain, Blandine and Lamotte, Andree 1996 Anatomy of Movement:
Juhan, Deane 1987 Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork
Kaptchuk, Ted J. 1983 The Web that has No Weaver
Montagu, Ashley 1986 Touching: The Human Significance of the Skin
Moyers, Bill 1993 Healing and the Mind
Roizen, Michael F. and Oz, Mehmet C. 2005 YOU: The Owner's Manual