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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
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Volume #15, Issue #1, Spring 2015
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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
MARY ABEL, Associate Editor
ANGIE PARRIS-R ANEY, Advertising Manager
HANNAH LEVY, Advertising Coordinator
AMY KLEIN, Art Director
JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer
TAMR A MCILVAIN, Designer
*Results from www.massagetherapy.com poll.
Has massage helped improve your body image?*
A Healthier You
We recently asked several hundred
past recipients of massage therapy
why they hadn't received bodywork
We were startled that 29 percent
of the respondents said they didn't
because they "don't need a massage"
(emphasis mine).* They added
that they had "no injury, soreness,
back pain, or stress" and, therefore,
didn't see a need to schedule an
This led our team to conclude
that perhaps the profession hasn't properly conveyed
the value of frequent, regular bodywork sessions.
Among the numerous physical benefits consistent
visits provide, massage and bodywork can:
• improve flexibility
• promote relaxation
• reduce stress
• reduce blood pressure
And the long list of benefits only gets better with
more frequent massage. Simple equation: more
massage=a healthier you.
So, this spring, add "get a massage" to your list of
to-dos. And after you receive one—before you leave
your practitioner's office—be sure to schedule your
next session. Doing so will ignite your commitment
to make massage a regular part of your health-care
routine. Your body and mind will reap the many
*Statistic from ABMP's 2015 Consumer Survey, conducted by
Harstad Strategic Research, Inc.
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
has helped me
my body in
Yes, a little.
me relax and
forget about my
aches and pains
for an hour,
I'm not sure.
Body image is
I usually think