Body Sense

SUMMER | 2020

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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 #22, Issue #2, Summer 2020 © 2020 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living In times of stress, self-care is powerful. In times of crisis, it is critical. As the world keeps evolving before our eyes, the need for self-care is now. Some of you may not be able to visit your massage therapist just yet, so we've devoted this issue of Body Sense to self-care tools and practices you can use as you navigate the road ahead. If you've been working from home during the COVID-19 stay-at-home response, you've likely managed to get through the first few months of "home-officing" OK, but the extended time working in less-than-optimal ergonomic situations may have left you with some bad habits and painful results. As author Cindy Williams reminds us in "3 Ways to Triumph Over the Work-From-Home Slump," no matter how good it looks, the sofa is not a great work station. To combat those bad habits and ergonomic woes, Williams offers her expert advice on specific stretches and mindful self-care you can put into practice today. In this issue, we also offer perspective on the importance of forgiveness— for yourself and others—and giving yourself permission to be less-than- perfect when the world turns upside down. We round it out with a quick look at how your next massage or bodywork appointment might change as a result of COVID-19, and the things you should know before you go. Even if you can't schedule that massage appointment just yet, remember that now is not the time for self-care to take a back seat. Staying diligent, strong, and committed to your self-care routines can help as you navigate the road ahead. 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 400 Did you know the human nose has approximately 400 types of scent receptors? Experts say these receptors can detect at least one trillion different odors. Put those receptors to work to help alleviate stress. Bergamot, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lemon, and rose are great essential oil choices to flip the switch from stress to calm. The Need for Self-Care is Now

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