Body Sense

SPRING | 2019

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Published for ABMP members by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Body Sense magazine is published for the purpose of educating the general public about the benefits of massage and bodywork, along with additional well-being topics. The information contained in this magazine is not intended for the purpose of diagnosing or prescribing. Please consult your physician before under taking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. No par t of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without specific written permission from ABMP. Publisher cannot be held responsible for content of adver tisements. The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for a licensed health-care professional. Volume #21, Issue #1, Spring 2019 © 2019 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living LITTLE THINGS On our journey toward health and wellness, often we can see only the big things necessary to get us there. And sometimes that can be daunting. ("My cholesterol is how high?" "I need to lose how many pounds?" "My anxiety is doing what to my body?") For some people, this is why the journey is never successful. But we don't have to think just big picture when it comes to our health. Sometimes it's easier to focus on the little things—gathering strength from each small stepping stone. The momentum you can gain from these small successes can be paramount to helping you reach your other big-picture goals. This issue of Body Sense is filled with little things you can do to help get on track. Little things like everyday self-care tips to bring extra moments of attention and intention to your day, a simple trapezius stretch that will start to loosen the hardened muscles caused by a 9-to-5 desk job, setting goals with your massage therapist, and the health benefits of taking a stroll through a forest. We have a tendency to be blinded by the big picture. While important, it can stop us from seeing what we can do different today, right now. Overlooking all the smaller, more attainable moments we have to improve our health is a missed opportunity. So, whether it's doing a few leg squats while brushing your teeth, or diligently checking in on your posture throughout the day, take a moment, bring some intention, and start building an attainable path to wellness on the foundation of these small successes. E D I T O R ' S N O T E K A R R I E O S B O R N , E D I T O R K A R R I E @ A B M P . C O M Karrie Osborn, Editor Darren Buford, Contributing Editor Brandon Twyford, Contributing Editor Mary Barthelme Abel, Contributing Editor Angie Parris-Raney, Director of Advertising Amy Klein, Art Director James Sutherlin, Senior Designer staff Body Sense Editor Karrie Osborn 70% The number of massage clients who are very likely to recommend massage to their friends and family. Who have you told lately?! Courtesy Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., 2019 National Health Care Survey. Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Body Sense 3

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