Body Sense

AUTUMN | 2015

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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 #15, Issue #3, Autumn 2015 © 2015 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living *Results from poll. Do you view massage as a luxury or an integral part of health and wellness?* Fall of the Leaf I love trivia, so when we began work on this issue, I just had to know: why does our beloved third season have two names? In brief, autumn, derived from the French autumne— replacing the more general term harvest previously used to describe the season—dates back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and is more preferred today by the British. Fall, on the other hand, comes from the phrases "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year," dates to the 16th century, originated in Middle English, and is more preferred today by North Americans. "Fall of the leaf/year" poetically describes the visible changes we see in our weather, doesn't it? It also aptly represents our emotional transition during this period. There's an implied delicacy. The beginning of the end. We are reminded by falling leaves and the air's crispness to slow down, rejigger our monkey minds, and calm our bodies. One way to shift our minds is with meditation. In this issue, author Amy Andrews McMaster teaches us in "Mindful Meditation" that by dialing back and being fully present in the moment we can truly practice being rather than doing. But what about our bodies? We also can prepare them for the cooler months ahead by using massage and bodywork as a conduit to become more attuned. In "The Changing Seasons of Bodywork," author Cindy Williams shows us that welcoming different forms of bodywork into our health-care regimen can help us achieve optimal support for our seasonal wellness. Regardless of whether you prefer autumn or fall, we hope you enjoy this issue of Body Sense and couple the beautiful foliage with our ever- learning bodies and minds. 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 7% Massage is one part of a well-rounded health- care regimen, but doesn't need to be done on a consistent basis. Once or twice a year is enough. 2% Massage is a luxury, good for an hour or two of pampering, nothing more. 78% Massage is preventive health care and is just as important as getting regular dental and doctor checkups. 11% Massage is great for relieving pain or reducing stress, but the health benefi ts beyond that aren't enough for me to book monthly sessions. DARREN BUFORD, Editor LESLIE A. YOUNG, Contributing Editor K ARRIE OSBORN, Senior Editor BR ANDON TWYFORD, Assistant Editor MARY BARTHELME ABEL, Associate Editor ANGIE PARRISR ANEY, Advertising Manager HANNAH LEVY, Advertising Coordinator AMY KLEIN, Art Director JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer staff Which word do you use: fall or autumn? fall both autumn

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