Body Sense

Winter | 2014

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 2 of 13

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. Body Sense is published by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Inc., 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401. 800-458-2267. Volume #14, Issue #4, Winter 2014 © 2014 All rights reserved. For more information about massage therapy, visit or For more information about skin care, visit Body Sense 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 MCILVAIN, Designer staff *Results from poll. Do you think the idea of having to remove clothing is a deterrent to people trying massage?* Bodywork for You Can you believe there are people wary of massage? So our mission in this issue is to educate newbies and take the fear out of having a massage. Believe it or not, 63 percent of adults in the United States have never had a massage. That seems almost inconceivable, doesn't it? So, why aren't people experiencing the relief that comes from frequent massage? As you can see from our online poll below, the idea of having to remove clothing is "probably" a deterrent—in fact, a full 65 percent say "there are some people who just aren't comfortable with it" and "if people understand they can wear clothes, many more would try massage." Now, contrast that with the fact that when people do receive massage, 75 percent say they would rate their last session an 8, 9, or 10 out of 10. Clearly, while there may be a hurdle to getting on the massage table, once people are there, they truly embrace the power of massage. Author Cindy Williams's article "Which Bodywork Style Suits You?" alleviates some of the common questions newcomers have when thinking about receiving massage, including: "Do I have to remove my clothing?" "What if I just can't relax?" "What if I don't feel comfortable?" and "How will I know what kind of massage to get?" She expertly guides us through seven different types of massage, several of which are performed with the client clothed, and all of which will surely ease your aches and pains, provide valuable stress relief, or get you ready for that marathon you're training for. Enjoy. 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 19% Absolutely. If people understand they can wear clothes, many more would try massage. 46% Probably. There are some people who just aren't comfortable with it. 11% Maybe. But I doubt it makes that much of a difference. 23% Not at all. Clothed or not, people either want massage or they don't.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Body Sense - Winter | 2014