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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 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 FEATURES 32 32 SKIN CANCER: A CLOSER LOOK Massage therapists can be the fi rst line of defense in the battle against skin cancer. Because MTs probably see more of a client's skin than the client does, they should be on the lookout for causes for concern when it comes to skin cancer or other issues of the skin. By Ruth Werner 44 A PLACEBO APPROACH TO MASSAGE While the term placebo effect can carry negative connotations, it can also be a positive in working with clients when we use placebo pathways to help clients feel better and help manage their pain. By Mark Liskey 50 HOW MASSAGE LOTION AFFECTS YOUR BODY MECHANICS Switching up massage products based on the client's condition and the type of massage could help bodyworkers avoid injury or burnout. By Dianna Dapkins 56 CELEBRATING THE FEMUR In an excerpt f rom a new book f rom David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell, the authors explore the connection between the bones, the massage therapist, and the client's whole being. By David Lauterstein and Jeff Rockwell

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