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Volume #18, Issue #4, Winter 2016
© 2016 All rights reserved.
massage, bodywork & healthy living
If you've never
received a massage, or
have had only minimal
exposure to its many
benefits, then we
invite you to use this
issue of Body Sense
magazine as your
personal entrée into the world of touch and
bodywork. On pages 8–11 of this issue, you'll find
a flowchart and guide to use as starting points to
getting either your first massage or trying a new
technique. The 24 handpicked modalities are a
window into our world and offer an example of
the great breadth this field has to offer you for
your wellness needs. And, while there are so many
more modalities to delve into (more than 200 are
listed on www.massagetherapy.com!), we hope
this issue offers you a place to start (or continue)
your bodywork journey. May it be an ongoing
and never-ending quest toward good health.
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
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for gift card options now,
and throughout the year.