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WHAT'S INSIDE? NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 MASSAGE FOR MOMS-TO-BE Massaging a pregnant woman is an honor and a privilege, and this rewarding specialty comes with tremendous responsibility. Explore how competent and appropriate training is essential for the safety of mother and baby. By Elaine Stillerman FEATURES 62 BABY WATCH Massage for expectant mothers is more comprehensive than you may think. Bodywork for women's necks and extremities is crucial. By Carole Osborne 74 8 TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR PRACTICE STARTED It's the rare MT who has unlimited funds to kick-start a practice. Here are some fresh ideas for bootstrapping your way to success. By Susan Epperly 82 MINDFUL SPEECH Language is a potent tool that bodyworkers can use—within scope of practice—to encourage our clients' awareness and promote wellness. By Robyn Scherr 90 HELP CLIENTS MANAGE CHRONIC PAIN More than 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. This discussion of pain models provides some solutions for your clients. By Mark Liskey 96 ARE YOU READY FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS? The majority of clients who had a massage last year are very interested in buying bodywork gift certifi cates as presents this year! By Karrie Osborn 119 WHAT DO YOU DO BETWEEN CLIENTS? 50

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