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Volume #16, Issue #4, Winter 2015
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massage, bodywork & healthy living
How often do you feel it is
necessary to receive massage to
reap its long-term health benefits?*
There's something I've wanted
to tell you, so let's just get it out
of the way: get
a massage in
the next year.
There. I said it. I feel better.
I could write this letter to
you—the readers—with the
obligatory New Year's resolution
plea. But instead of rattling off an
impossible-to-accomplish to-do list
for the upcoming year, I want you
to know that I'm also a realist.
Stats show that of the 45
percent of us who make a New
Year's resolution (lose weight,
get organized, spend less/save
more, etc.), only 8 percent will stay the course. This number is
most likely so low because we've set ourselves up to fail from
the get-go. Too lofty a goal. Too nondescript to pin down.
A few years ago, I made a resolution to stop drinking soda for
an entire year. I accomplished the feat, but it was tough, tough,
So, that's why I'm asking you to put one very doable thing
on your resolution list this year: get a massage. You already
know about its myriad health benefits. Relaxation, check.
Pain management, check. All-around awesomeness, check.
Your practitioner and that oh-so-wonderful feeling
await your phone call or online booking.
Happy New Year!
Need to find a practitioner? Start by using our
service online at www.massagetherapy.com.
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
DARREN BUFORD, Editor
LESLIE A. YOUNG, Contributing Editor
K ARRIE OSBORN, Senior Editor
BR ANDON TWYFORD, Associate Editor
MARY BARTHELME ABEL, Contributing Editor
TR ACY DONLEY, Advertising Manager
JEFF CUNNINGHAM, Advertising Coordinator
AMY KLEIN, Art Director
JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer
NGUYEN PHAM, Graphic Designer
*Results from www.massagetherapy.com poll.
Body Sense Editor Darren Buford