Renee Johnson, the Senior Instructor and Director of the Massage Therapy program at Chattanooga State Community College, dropped us a note about a spelling error in one of our textbooks. Because the book is digital, we could correct it immediately.
She mentioned in passing that she loved the Massage Mastery textbook, so we had to write back and ask her what she loved. Here is her response:
What do I love about the book?
I love that the information is direct and to the point, not just as text filled with words to make the author seem smart. I love that the information is in chunks that are much more manageable for the students. I love the formative assessments built into the structure of the text, which gives the students confidence in what they are going over and their level of understanding.
This is the first textbook of almost any kind that I can truly say the students have used and used well! They love that the format is available on phones, tablets, iPads, laptops, and desktop computers. They are much more eager to discuss what the book had to say and ask questions than when we were using a book that was so hard to read that understanding was minimal!
I like how you cover all the different areas of massage therapy, career, documentation, Swedish, energetic, seated, eastern approaches, etc., to name just a few.
It is nice to see that the students are truly learning and owning it. The reading isn’t too heavy or muddled for them, and the glossary is a very utilized tool by some.
I love that I can watch their process and be sure that they are prepared for the day. As a matter of fact, I use that information as part of their professionalism grade – being prepared.
Everyone we have talked to is excited to see how our students do on the MBLEx, having used Massage Mastery Online. I can’t wait, as I think that they have a better overall understanding of what is being asked of them than my other students did at this point.
The amount of engagement that your online format allows is wonderful!
Massage Therapy Senior Instructor/Director
LMT, CMBE, CHBMT, CPMT
NTHS - Lead Advisor | SkillsUSA - Advisor | TNAchieves - Mentor
Tennessee College of Applied Technology, A Division of Chattanooga State Community College
We want to give a big thank you to Renee for taking the time to provide us with this feedback.
Would you like to use Massage Mastery Online textbooks in your program? Start by requesting review copies. Once you take a look, you’ll immediately understand why Renee is so excited for her students.
Learning is More Fun
with These Engaging Features
Video content covers the key concepts in the text using vivid images, graphic elements, voice-over, and strong instructional design.
listen along audio
The listen-along feature allows students to listen to some topics while they read the text to improve reading comprehension.
Students with English as a second language? No problem! They can instantly translate the text into their native language and never miss a concept.
Video interviews with massage professionals connect students to unique voices and their massage community.
Content is organized into achievable "chunks" to keep students focused, progressing, and motivated.
Learning must fit into the margins of adult lives to be practical. This content is designed for on-the-go learning on any mobile device.
Design-forward web animations increase student attention, learning, and engagement.
Each textbook is written by massage professionals and carefully researched for accuracy and relevance.
Quizzes, exams, and activities give instant feedback so students never reinforce incorrect information.
Concepts come alive with striking imagery and appealing graphic design. In the digital world, more is more when it comes to visuals.
Clever web navigation puts an entire textbook a click away making it easy to find the information you want.
drill & practice
Students can reset learning games and quizzes to see new questions and shuffle answer options for unlimited study.
Learning games are fun and strengthen student concept comprehension, memory recall, and critical-thinking skills.
take notes app
Students can take notes, organize, save, and print notes from within their textbooks. Use the app for lecture notes so that class notes stay together.
story & scenario
The regular use of stories and client-therapist scenarios place important concepts in a real-world context.