Our Publishing Company
The school has its own publishing company, Curties-Overzet Publications, which produces massage therapy textbooks. In addition to the Sutherland-Chan community, the Curties-Overzet customer base includes schools, students, supply stores and individual massage practitioners in North America and beyond.
Curties-Overzet started from conversations between Debra Curties and Johan Overzet, who were friends and members of the Sutherland-Chan management team. As massage therapy educators they had a keen awareness of the dearth of textbooks and other educational materials available to our profession at that time. Their idea of becoming active in publishing was galvanized by difficulties Debra experienced in 1997 in interesting publishers in a book she was writing about breast massage. Discussions with colleagues led her to believe that she was not the only one finding it difficult to work with mainstream publishers on projects on the frontier of massage therapy education. “I guess I’m going to have to consider self-publishing,” progressed to thoughts of starting a massage therapy textbook publishing company. Curties-Overzet Publications came into existence in 1998.
Consistent with its mission of publishing cutting edge massage therapy education materials, Curties-Overzet has specialized in helping new authors with solid credentials and teaching backgrounds to publish their first textbooks. We have also attracted more established authors to work with us.
In addition to being a primary publisher, Curties-Overzet has also expanded its business to include distribution of selected textbooks, DVDs and other educational materials produced by others. Having a good perspective of needs and resources on both sides of the border has enabled us to bring excellent educational products available in one country to the attention of schools, practitioners and vendors in the other. For example, Curties-Overzet is the Canadian distributor of the much respected Trail Guide to the Body series.
Curties-Overzet’s mission is to set a high standard for content and innovation, make a contribution to the expansion of the available catalogue of materials, and create products that are accessible to students, instructors and practicing therapists.
To visit Curties-Overzet’s website and view our products, please click here.