These history timelines are a labor of love of the massage profession. Seeing where we have been and where we are headed has become a big interest of mine since meeting Robert Calvert, ( 9/4/1945 – 4/19/2006, founder of Massage Magazine, author of the History of Massage, creator of the World of Massage Museum in Spokane )many years ago at an AMTA-WA convention. His wife, Judi Calvert has carried on with classes on the History of Massage. The History of Massage CE website has a large selection of online classes.
Patricia Benjamin is another one of the historians preserving the history of massage with her book “The Emergence of the Massage Therapy Profession in North America – A History of Archetypes” that was published by Curtis-Overzet Publications which is no longer in business. Pat has mentioned that she is hoping her book will be released and made available for free.
Timeline history of massage therapy 3000BC – 1899
Timeline history – 1900-1950
Timeline history – 1950-2000
Timeline history 2000-2010
Timeline History 2010-2020
History of Massage Through Google Books
History of Sports Massage
History of Massage in the New York Times
The Phenomenal Growth of the Number of Massage Schools
History of AMTA
History of AMTA by Ruth Williams
History of AMTA- WA – includes PDFs of AMTA journals 1954-1960
The Future of the Massage Profession -Franchises/schools
History of massage in Healthcare
The history of Hospital Based Massage Therapy
History of how WA State is able to bill health insurance – on my other site – www.massagepracticebuilder.com
Practical Massage: Introduction to the Private Instructions in the Art of Massage. Massage Heritage Times (archive.org)
The Physiological Effects of Massage by JH Kellogg. Massage Heritage Times
The Meaning of Massage and Its Technique By Dr. Emil A.G. Kleen. Massage Heritage Times.
Brush Up on the History of Your Profession Patricia J. Benjamin, August 27, 2015 AMTA