Body Sense

Spring 2013

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Editor's note Leslie A . y o ung, edit o r in ch ief Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living Help Others "Get" the Value of Massage 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 undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. No part 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 advertisements. The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for a licensed health-care professional. You "get" it. You're reading Body Sense, so chances are you're well educated about the Body Sense Editor Leslie A. Young therapeutic effects of massage and bodywork. We recently commissioned a national consumer research survey, and 37 percent of American adults say they've had a massage. And—not surprisingly—75 percent of them were satisfied with the experience. Body Sense is published by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Inc., 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401. 800-458-2267. expectmore@abmp.com. Volume #13, Issue #1, Spring 2013 © 2013 All rights reserved. staff How I feel after a massage … These stats flow from Body Sense's publisher— Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP), the nation's leading association for massage and bodywork professionals. Every two years, ABMP authorizes this survey, and this year we were also reminded that 40 percent of those surveyed have never had a massage, and they say they probably never will. In my book, that's an unacceptable response. Those of us who are bodywork converts know massage is a not-so-secret pathway to wellness. Therefore, it's our joy (nay, duty?) to share the word with others. Your practitioner can tout the benefits of bodywork, but there's nothing like hearing about a relaxing, soothing, pain-relieving experience from a friend. Every issue of Body Sense also helps spread the word, so feel free to forward this link to deserving friends and family members. Help them "get" it—so they understand the true value of frequent therapeutic massage and bodywork. As we know, feeling is believing. Which reminds me: have you booked your next massage? Leslie A. Young, Editor-in-Chief leslie@abmp.com Darren Buford, Managing Editor darren@abmp.com "Recharged" Karrie Osborn, Contributing Editor karrie@abmp.com Jed Heneberry, Assistant Editor jed@abmp.com Angie Parris-Raney, Advertising Manager angie@abmp.com Hannah levy, Advertising Coordinator hannah@abmp.com Amy Klein, Production and Design Manager amy@abmp.com "Blissful" James Sutherlin, Associate Designer james@abmp.com Which Best Describes How You Feel After a Massage?* Healthier 23% Relaxed 60% Energized 14% *Results from www.massagetherapy.com poll. Emotional 3%

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