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Volume #14, Issue #2, Summer 2014
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massage, bodywork & healthy living
DARREN BUFORD, Editor
LESLIE A. YOUNG, Contributing Editor
K ARRIE OSBORN, Senior Editor
BR ANDON TWYFORD, Assistant Editor
CARRIE PATRICK, Contributing Editor
ANGIE PARRIS-R ANEY, Advertising Manager
HANNAH LEVY, Advertising Coordinator
AMY KLEIN, Art Director
JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer
TAMR A MCILAIN, Designer
*Results from Massagetherapy.com poll.
What is your favorite way to relax?*
28% Watching TV/reading/listening to music/other
15% Hot bath/hydrotherapy
11% Yoga or meditation
Some of our staff's loveable pets
I discovered animal massage
several years ago during a photo
shoot for our sister publication
Massage & Bodywork. The shoot
took place at a local massage
school, where people brought
their pets and took hands-on
lessons in basic massage strokes.
I went through childhood
sans pets because my mother
believed indoor animals made
the house dirty. Once I got out
on my own, though, I adopted
a different philosophy. I got a
cat named Emma (later, more
appropriately changed to Mr. Emma), a large tabby with a
hankering for milk. Soon followed fellow felines Beans and Asia.
Today, my wife, son, and I are the proud parents
of a lilac border collie named Koda. There's little
we won't do to care for Koda, including proper
nutrition, exercise, wellness, and … massage.
Most animals enjoy being touched. But being touched by
the caring hands of a trained professional adds knowledge and
intention, translating into relaxation, pain relief, and healing.
The next time you get a massage, consider asking your
practitioner if she can make time for your pets, too. Many
massage therapists serve two-legged and four-legged clients, or
can refer you to a colleague who specializes in animal massage.
Thinking back on the animal massage photo shoot, the
thing I remember most was the love those people and their pets
shared for one another. It was palpable. We may be limited
in our abilities to communicate to our pets using words,
but the language of touch speaks to all living creatures.
E D I T O R ' S N O T E
D A R R E N B U F O R D , E D I T O R
D A R R E N @ A B M P . C O M , @ D A R R E N B U F O R D
Body Sense Editor Darren Buford's
lilac border collie, Koda