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Volume #18, Issue #3, Autumn 2016
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massage, bodywork & healthy living
A little more than six
years ago, I got word
that my sister-in-law,
Carol, was diagnosed
with carcinoid liver
cancer. My immediate
reaction was a feeling
of disbelief and then
helplessness, especially since I lived more
than 1,000 miles from my brother's family.
But after consulting with my wife, we
agreed that the one thing we could offer
Carol, even from so far away, was touch
therapy. We located a practitioner in her
area who specialized in oncology massage
and end-of-life care. Christi, the massage
practitioner, was patient, compassionate, and
understanding of Carol's situation.
Carol was only 52 years old when she passed
away, but I have faith that the massage Christi
provided helped ease Carol's pain—as well
as her family's pain—even for just the brief
period of time it takes to receive massage.
I hope you enjoy Cindy Williams's article
"The Heart Knows No Wrinkles" in this issue.
It's a wonderful, heartfelt piece about the value of
touch for those who are suffering, specifically the
elderly in our lives who so often do not receive
the touch that can offer comfort and relief.
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
ANDREA BROWN, Advertising Coordinator
AMY KLEIN, Art Director
JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer
TAMR A MCILVAIN, Graphic Designer
Body Sense Editor Darren Buford
Is massage part of your
ongoing wellness strategy?*
No. I only
get massage when
*Results from www.massagetherapy.com poll.
I get regular massage,
but hadn't thought about
it as part of a wellness
strategy. I will now!
I receive occasional
massage, but do not
include it as part of my
Yes, I receive weekly
or biweekly massages
as preventive care to
keep my body healthy.