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WINTER | 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 #4, Winter 2017 © 2017 All rights reserved. Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living EVERGREEN It's been said that what's old will eventually be new again. That's certainly true of Body Sense magazine as we begin our 17 th year talking with you about the health benefits of massage and bodywork. Looking back at the inaugural issue of Body Sense, we find that our mission and message from 2001 still ring true today. We filled that first issue with stories about the importance of stretching, finding balance in life, and, of course, how to get all the healthful benefits from massage and bodywork you possibly can. Today, we continue those themes. In this issue, we offer you a new step-by- step guide to your massage therapist's 10 favorite stretches, a mindful excerpt on the importance of slowing down, and practical tips for truly letting go and relaxing on the massage table. In that same realm of what's old is new, our Body Sense editorial staff is as evergreen as the content that fills our pages. To that end, we say farewell to Body Sense editor Darren Buford, who has been shepherding this boat since 2014. But, he isn't going far; he has taken on the role of editor- in-chief at our parent publication, Massage & Bodywork. And you'll still find him here, offering his savvy advice and creativity as contributing editor. I come back to the role of editor of this beautiful publication, a place I was 15 years ago before the birth of my twins. And I couldn't be more excited. It's good to be back. What's old is certainly new again! 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 karrie@abmp.com Darren Buford, Contributing Editor darren@abmp.com Brandon Twyford, Associate Editor brandon@abmp.com Mary Barthelme Abel, Contributing Editor marya@abmp.com Tracy Donley, Director of Advertising & Partnerships tracyd@abmp.com Andrea Brown, Advertising Coordinator andrea@abmp.com Amy Klein, Art Director amy@abmp.com James Sutherlin, Senior Designer james@abmp.com staff Body Sense Editor Karrie Osborn 69% of consumers who received a massage in 2016 say they are likely to give someone else a gift of massage this year. What are you waiting for? Call your therapist today for gift certificate options! *Cour tesy Harstad Strategic Research, Inc., Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals 2 Body Sense

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