Body Sense

SUMMER | 2017

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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 #19, Issue #2, Summer 2017 © 2017 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living A+ Clients When author and licensed massage therapist Kristin Coverly approached me with a topic for this issue's cover story, I was a bit skeptical. The title of her article was "Hack My Massage." My first thoughts were of infomercials promising to "hack your credit score in half," or worse, someone referring to another as a "hack"—a person feigning expertise. Fortunately, Kristin's subtitle, "Pro Tips for Receiving Bodywork," eased my mind. (This title also became the new title of her piece!) As a practitioner, Kristin believes there are some simple things we can do to increase the benefits of our bodywork sessions. Her "hacks" are ways to improve your experience as a client, allowing your therapist to increase their performance as well. My own massage preparation usually consists of rushing to the therapist's office and carrying the weight of the day with me. Kristin's tips have provided me with a few things to think about pre-, during, and postsession to maximize my massage. I know her tip to "Chill Out" will be something I take full advantage of, as I strategize ways to let go of to-do lists, work projects, and outside drama in order to fully appreciate and experience my bodywork session. Our intent at Body Sense magazine is to make sure we convey the importance of massage and bodywork for your well- being and to make it easier for you to receive massage—whether it be for your first or 100th bodywork session. If you yearn to learn more about massage and bodywork, be sure to read past versions of our digital publication online at or check out our sister site, where you'll find a plethora of information, including a glossary of hundreds of modalities and the ability to find a practitioner near you. 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 Karrie Osborn, Senior Editor Brandon Twyford, Associate Editor Mary Barthelme Abel, Contributing Editor Tracy Donley, Advertising Manager Andrea Brown, Advertising Coordinator Amy Klein, Art Director James Sutherlin, Senior Designer Tamra McIlvain, Graphic Designer staff Body Sense Editor Darren Buford When asked what words come to mind when you think about your most recent massage, recipients replied: • Improved range of motion • Invigorate • Pain-free • Relief • Stress relief • Therapeutic • Wow What are you waiting for? *Cour tesy Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals 2 Body Sense

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