"Knowing how to touch the human body when it is in distress is the skill that links bodyworkers with physical- and oriental-medicine practitioners. Nowhere is this knowledge more developed than in the seminal work on trigger-point release of Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons.Their magnum opus now becomes eminently accessible in this clinically pragmatic manual. Informed Touch belongs in the office of every professional practicing a physical medicine of any kind."
– Mark D. Seem, Ph.D., L.Ac., President, Tri-State College of Acupuncture and author of Bodymind Energ
"This insightful book points out a new direction in medical therapeutics. It clearly delineates where the energetic field of the body intersects and animates the physical structure. By acting at this intersection, true healing can take place."
– Steven L. Rosenblatt, M.D., Ph.D., L.Ac., Founder and past president, California Acupuncture College
"Informed Touch represents a gallant and courageous adventure into the true realm of complementary medicine. Never before have the disciplines of myofascial pain release and meridian therapy been so beautifully and practically connected. Simply put, this book is a must for all practitioners of hands-on medicine."
– Roberta F. Shapiro, D.O., Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Donna and Steven Finando have married some of the finest techniques that eastern and western physical medicine have to offer. Incredibly, they have done this in a single text, with excellent graphics, charts, and guidelines to specific soft-tissue work. This essential guide takes the place of many large volumes, especially when information is needed immediately. I highly recommend Informed Touch for not only the experienced practitioner, but for students as well."
– Marilyn Freedman, P.T., certified childbirth educator
"A fascinating manual on the treatment of muscular disorders presented in a clear and orderly format that is easy to follow and to understand. Informed Touch should be of interest and value to anyone involved in pain management."
– Spectrum, January/February 2000
"Informed Touch is a well-written and concise text on myofascial pain. Both the seasoned practitioner and student of massage will gain invaluable information about the relationship between myofascial pain syndromes, trigger points, movement and traditional Chinese medicine."
– Massage Therapy Journal, Summer 2000