Massage & Bodywork

May/June 2013

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speak your mind check out "Soothing moms' aches and pains" on page 102 Who needs a massage the most?  Stressed-out, single mothers with one or more children— they don't have a partner to unload some of the burdens throughout the day or someone's shoulder to cry on when the going gets tough. They can have time to be listened to; to unburden their weary souls; to be pampered, soothed, eased, and just totally relaxed, knowing that this time is just for them. Ceidre Culverwell London, England I have to say, we do. As MTs/healers/bodyworkers, we tend to take care of everyone else and neglect our own health. My goal last June was to make sure I got regular massages. Although I didn't make it to the table most months, I did make it to the chair. If I'm in good health, then I can continue my work with family, friends, and clients. La'arni Ayuma Austin, Texas I work at a pain clinic, and being able to help my clients decrease their use of painkillers and improve their quality of life is one of the most amazing feelings in the world. I also work with a lot of elderly people who have lost their loved ones and haven't been touched in years. I love that I can be the person who gives them touch, love, and compassion, even if it's only for an hour. Ali Nicholson Cazenovia, New York Upcoming Topics What massage teacher (past or present) would you most like to learn from? Deadline: June 15 Publication Date: Sept/Oct Kids say the darnedest things: massage edition. Deadline: August 15 Publication Date: Nov/Dec Email your responses to darren@abmp.com. Your submission can be as short as you'd like and up to 250 words. www.abmp.com. See what benefits await you. 15

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