Know Your Body

Mary Dalgleish has created an eminently accessible and informative book. Whilst containing detailed information regarding human anatomy and physiology appropriate for the medical level, it remains a delightful and pleasing read. A deep and expansive addition to any library; it is an edition no serious student of human health should be without!

Michael S. Fenster, MD, FACC, FSCA&I, PEMBA: Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Culinary Medicine), The Kansas Health Science Center, Wichita, Kansas; Executive Faculty, West Virginia University School of Medicine; Faculty, University of Montana College of Health; Faculty, University of Montana, Missoula College Culinary Arts Program

All in all, Know Your Body delivers three principal benefits: it is a joy to read; its contents meet an important requirement for the practitioner dedicated to improving the health of their patients; and it provides those who invest time in reading it with a deeper grasp of how the innumerable complex processes of the body function together holistically as an orchestra performs a symphony. 

Gabriel Mojay: Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine & Aromatherapy (Principal); Founding Co-Chair of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists (IFPA); Author of “Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit”

This is a wonderful book, crammed full of information, a truly valuable resource for complementary therapists and bodyworkers. Together with the KNOW YOUR BODY Workbook, it’s excellent for studying anatomy and physiology, and great for revising and refreshing knowledge.

Sally Kay: Multi-award winning reflexology practitioner, researcher, educator, author and innovator of Reflexology Lymph Drainage 

I’d just like to tell you that since purchasing and reading your book a couple of months ago, I love it – Congratulations! You must feel very proud. Anatomy & Physiology is not an easy topic for many students to understand. However, with regards to ‘Know your Body’ it encompasses comprehensive knowledge and appealing content, with great visuals – I will definitely recommend it to College students – et al.   

Judith Hadley: Experienced complementary therapy practitioner and educator; Feng Shui consultant


This is what you have been waiting for, it is the best book on this subject I have read! I highly recommend it and so do our tutors too. You will not be disappointed.

Sue Bailey, Director Gateway Workshops Ltd.

As a complementary therapies teacher of over 18 years and an examiner, it is always paramount to me to find the perfect textbook for my students.  Know Your Body is just that.  It is perfectly pitched at the level needed for students who are studying to become professional practitioners in aromatherapy, massage or reflexology.  Containing all the necessary elements of the syllabus for those disciplines, Mary has elegantly woven the key information into a readable and enjoyable text.  Written in a style that will make it easy to understand and memorable come exam time and for years afterwards.  I highly recommend this text to all therapists, student and qualified practitioners alike as a great source of information and reference.

Julia Oyeleye: Complementary therapist, teacher, examiner