Massage & Bodywork

NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2022

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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 3 CONTENTS features 36 FIBROMYALGIA: WORKING WITH INVISIBLE PAIN Clients with fibromyalgia deserve our appreciation and respect, even though they might present some special challenges for practitioners. Know that no two people with fibromyalgia can be treated the same way, but they all want to feel safe, reduce their stress, and be respected, and massage therapy can help. By Ruth Werner 50 FEET FIRST This author believes our feet are more important than our fingers, and that if we massage with an awareness of our whole body, we can do amazing things for our clients without hurting ourselves. By David M. Lobenstine 60 SETTING BOUNDARIES WITH INAPPROPRIATE CLIENTS How do you set a firm boundary when someone crosses the line or says something offensive? It can be difficult unless you have been trained in boundary setting or have honed the skill on your own. This author explains what boundaries are and examines the ways you can set them in challenging situations. By Ben Benjamin, PhD 64 GET TO THE POINT Understanding the significance of the motor points of the neuromuscular system and their corollary—tonic acupressure points—can greatly increase a bodyworker's efficiency in helping a client relax and deepen into a sense of calmness and well-being. By Mary Kathleen Rose 36

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