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MARCH | APRIL 2021

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L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m p.co m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 17 SPEAK YOUR MIND Have you ever learned from a session with another practitioner when you were the client? FROM FACEBOOK I love going to other MTs! It helps me grow and gain new ideas for my practice and helps me appreciate things from a client's perspective. I always feel like I learn something new from each MT I go to. I learn what I like and don't like. I went to one who uses complimentary hot stones and loved it and have incorporated them into my sessions. My clients absolutely love it when I use hot stones and have recommended me just based on that alone! MELISSA FENT ZORN I once got a massage where the therapist talked the entire session. That was a great lesson. I told myself to never be that therapist as I was leaving. AUDREY LYNN Every time I have a massage it reminds me of things I dropped from my session. CAROLENA JONES I always learn something while getting a massage from someone else. Last one I got she gave an amazing scalp massage. She knew extra shiatsu points in the skull! DAWN ARMSTRONG Mostly I notice the inability to do a good job. Makes me appreciate my own skills even more. NANCIE L AURITSEN Just because you're eating your sandwich while massaging with one hand and you have a colleague alongside to take over from what would be a 10-minute massage in a shopping mall, don't assume the client doesn't know and can't feel the terrible lack of care given. (I was the client and it was a chair massage in a shopping mall. It wasn't professional, and also at the end someone else took over from the chair that had fi nished next to me, so not hygienic either. Ick!) LIZZIE PL ANT Every session either giving or receiving is a learning experience! Always asking and paying forward to clients. MICHELE HADLEY FROM INSTAGRAM I'm a fi rm believer that every practitioner has their own gift and unique techniques. I can remember receiving a massage from a practitioner with a gentle touch; now, let's keep in mind that most of our clients love targeted therapies for specifi c body issues. Even though I'm a therapist and my hands, shoulders, and back are my trouble spots, this time I wasn't truly specifi c on what I wanted. My therapist gave me a full-body massage and it was actually really nice, and she added breathwork. What I learned from that session was that sometimes utilizing breathwork and gentle touch is suffi cient. I actually use this quite often, usually for the introductory massage. ¥SAFAOASISSPA It made me very aware of what I wouldn't add. They broke from the massage to check their phone and take a drink. ¥KELLEY_MILLHOAN I learn every time I'm the client. By connecting to my own body, I get curious about what my clients might experience in areas I wasn't so connected with and how it made me feel when I was touched there and with what kind of pressure and care. ¥HEALINGBYCINDY EVERY . . . SINGLE . . . TIME! ¥VICTORIANEALPENNOCK Yes, techniques I don't use, and when it feels great, I apply the good work. ¥THESEHANDSLMT Defi nitely! Receiving from other people informs both pressure and technique and is one thing that keeps me from molding my practice into a mere protocol. ¥QUEENOFCUPS.DFW I do animal massage and I like to test out techniques and modalities on myself. I like to go to different therapists to experience for myself how certain things feel. Animals provide feedback in their own unique way, but before adding a tool to my toolbox, I like to feel it for myself. This is how I discovered and became passionate about myofascial release through a brilliant therapist who practiced it so beautifully! ¥ALLPAWSMASSAGE

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