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WINTER | 2016

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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 #18, Issue #4, Winter 2016 © 2016 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living Enjoy the Journey 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 darren@abmp.com LESLIE A. YOUNG, Contributing Editor leslie@abmp.com K ARRIE OSBORN, Senior Editor karrie@abmp.com BR ANDON TWYFORD, Associate Editor brandon@abmp.com MARY BARTHELME ABEL, Contributing Editor marya@abmp.com TR ACY DONLEY, Advertising Manager tracyd@abmp.com ANDREA BROWN, Advertising Coordinator andrea@abmp.com AMY KLEIN, Art Director amy@abmp.com JAMES SUTHERLIN, Senior Designer james@abmp.com TAMR A MCILVAIN, Graphic Designer tamra@abmp.com staff Body Sense Editor Darren Buford US consumers spent more than $31 billion on gift cards in 2014. In fact, according to a National Retail Federation consumer survey, gift cards are the most requested gift item during the holiday season for eight years in a row. Check with your therapist for gift card options now, and throughout the year.

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