Body Sense

SPRING | 2018

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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 #20, Issue #1, Spring 2018 © 2018 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living SPRING INTO SPRING Stuffed closets to purge, basement cobwebs to dust away, dirty decks to sweep. It's all part of the regimen we tackle this part of the year— the annual spring clean. It is so satisfying to drop those bags of old clothes off for donation, to open a newly organized linen closet, or to smell the sun-kissed scent of freshly washed throw rugs hung out to dry. But, did you know your body needs some seasonal upkeep as well? This is the time of year to consider a spring clean of your body. Top on that list? Massage and bodywork! Just like throwing out raggedy towels or expired cosmetics, your body needs some help throwing out all that baggage from the seasons previous. Dealt with a little family drama during the holidays? The physical after effects of that stress are likely still hanging around, as are the anxiety dust bunnies from that important project at work, or the lingering effects of that tumble you took on the ski slopes over the winter. In addition to booking some massage appointments, you can facilitate your body's spring clean in other ways as well: clean the cobwebs out of your gut by putting yourself on a healthier fresh-food diet, clean the cobwebs out of your mind with some meditation practice or brain acuity games, or clear the cobwebs out of achy joints and muscles by getting outside for the physical activity your body craves. Spring is the time for renewal— enjoy it and embrace it. Now, get started by checking your massage therapist's next available opening! E D I T O R ' S N O T E K A R R I E O S B O R N , E D I T O R K A R R I E @ A B M P . C O M Karrie Osborn, Editor Darren Buford, Contributing Editor Brandon Twyford, Associate Editor Mary Barthelme Abel, Contributing Editor Tracy Donley, Director of Advertising & Partnerships Andrea Brown, Advertising Coordinator Amy Klein, Art Director James Sutherlin, Senior Designer staff Body Sense Editor Karrie Osborn After you have a massage, how likely are you to mention it to other people? 72% of adults age 21–34 who responded to the "National Health Care Survey" in 2017 were very/ fairly likely to tell other people about the good work they had received from their massage therapist. Who do you tell? Share your experiences so that others also understand the value of frequent massage! 2 Body Sense

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