Massage & Bodywork

September/October 2013

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news notes Massage Therapy Effective for MS Patients Massage therapy has been shown to reduce pain, improve balance, and boost walking speed better than exercise therapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. The results come from a study conducted at the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research Center in Iran. In addition, the study found that combining massage with exercise therapy resulted in the most pain reduction. The results will be published in the journal Clinical Rehabilitation; in the meantime, the abstract is available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23828184. In Memoriam: Bob King Bob King, cofounder of the Chicago School of Massage, passed away July 5. King's career as an educator spanned several decades, during which time he positively influenced countless students and helped build the massage profession. In 2004, he was recognized with a Distinguished Service Award by the Massage Therapy Foundation, and in 2009 he and his wife Kathie received the Massage Therapy Foundation/ Performance Health Humanitarian Award. His family requests that, in lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation do so in his name to the Massage Therapy Foundation at www.massagetherapyfoundation.org. Home Study Course All of this, plus more! Learn to be a pain specialist with Michael Young's Muscle Release Technique™ home study course that includes: • Four DVD's (6 hrs., 41 min.) Earn • Home Study Workbook 21CEUs (NCBTMB) • Multiple Choice Practical Exam • Certificate of Completion Only $35995 Program without CEUs FREE shipping! 25995 $ FREE shipping! Learn this leading edge technique to rid your clients of chronic pain while earning 21 CE Hours. With this course you will learn to successfully address plantar fasciitis, shin splints, chronic low back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, knee pain, tendinitis, hammer toes, frozen shoulder and much more all in the comfort of your own home. Order online or view a complete list of workshops at www.mrtherapy.com or call 303-674-7948 for more information. 20 massage & bodywork september/october 2013

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