Body Sense

Winter 2012

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Editor's note L es l i e A . y o ung, e dit o r in ch i e f Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living 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 or transmitted 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. 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. staff Volume #12, Issue #4, Winter 2012 © 2012 All rights reserved. Leslie A. Young, Editor in Chief leslie@abmp.com Darren Buford, Managing Editor What You Bring to the Session Chances are you're loyal to your massage therapist because he or she offers something special that resonates with you. A heated table, the perfect location, tailored Body Sense Editor Leslie A. Young has learned the benefits of focusing aromatherapy, knowledge of on her bodywork sessions. sports massage, the perfect pressure for your low-back pain. More than likely, the list is long and impressive. Any idea what makes each session really click? It's you! The anticipation, intent, and openness you bring to the dynamic are invaluable to ensuring that your bodywork practitioner can deliver a successful session each and every time. The other night, I invested in a combination massage and facial. I was on my tiptoes anticipating this two-hour ritual. When the practitioner started, I simply melted under her fingertips. Pure bliss. I remember another time when I really didn't allow myself to be completely focused on the experience. What a shame. She still delivered her best, but I cheated myself. Luckily, I learned, and let myself be more present for my next massage. Your massage and bodywork practitioner has dedicated hundreds of hours of education and preparation so he or she can meet your needs. So promise to communicate your goals and any questions you may have, and stay open to the experience. You'll reap the rich benefits of receiving informed, caring touch each and every time. darren@abmp.com 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 James Sutherlin, Associate Designer james@abmp.com What Part of Your Body Needs the Most Bodywork?* *Results from www.massagetherapy.com poll. 5% Arms or hands Head, neck, or shoulders 57% Upper or lower back 25% 13% Feet, hips, or legs

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