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Summer | 2014

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www.massagetherapy.com—your resource for all things bodywork 3 B O D Y T A L K C O M P I L E D B Y B R A N D O N T W Y F O R D ACL Problems May Involve More Than One Ligament Our knowledge of the human body is expanding all the time. In 2013, two orthopedic surgeons from University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium provided the first full anatomical description of the anterolateral ligament (ALL), located in the knee. Reported incorrectly by many news sources as a completely new discovery, this ligament has been known since the 19th century, but its attachments, functions, and interactions with other ligaments in the knee had never been fully investigated. Last year's study may shed light on the reasons why some patients continue to experience knee problems after successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery— the ALL may also be involved in as many as 80 percent of ACL injuries. Rhythm and Motion at the Hard Rock Ever think it would be cool to combine the energizing vibrations of music with massage therapy? Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos has done it with Rhythm and Motion, the world's first fully immersive, music-centric spas. Treatments at these innovative spas use the healing power of music synchronized with therapeutic massage movements to take guests on an invigorating journey of the senses. The treatments include Synchronicity, Smooth Operator, Face the Music, and Wrap Remix. To learn more or to book a musical experience, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. What is Ayurveda? Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old Indian wellness system. It is also a philosophy that offers keys for creating harmony and balance in life. The basis for effectively performing all of the various ayurvedic massage techniques is a thorough understanding of the primordial energies of the five elements (air, earth, ether, fire, and water) and of kapha, pitta, and vata—the three basic constitutional types. For more information, visit http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ayurveda/introduction.htm. Definition from Massagetherapy.com's "Glossary of Massage and Bodywork Techniques."

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