Massage & Bodywork

JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2016

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WHAT'S INSIDE? JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 LYMPH IN THE BRAIN Recent scientific breakthroughs in how we look at the lymph system and the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid are causing gradual shifts in massage therapy. This expert explains these exciting discoveries. By Bruno Chikly, MD, DO FEATURES 54 CAN MASSAGE TARGETING LYMPHATIC FUNCTION BE JUSTIFIED? As massage therapy moves toward a more evidence-based model, consider what research does—and doesn't—say about this specialty. By Sandy Fritz 64 A GLOBAL APPROACH TO LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE The best way to safely and effectively work with clients with edema or those who are at risk of lymphedema may lie in an integrated approach. By Wolfgang Luckmann 74 INSURANCE CODE CHANGES The October 2015 shift from ICD-9 to ICD-10 insurance billing codes was a major one. If you use these codes, this update can help you stay current and get paid. By Irene Diamond 80 BREASTFEEDING & BODYWORK Infant massage can help mothers and babies overcome nursing challenges. By Grace Burnham 84 THE EVOLUTION OF MASSAGE Celebrate our roots! An understanding of our history is vital to massage therapy being recognized as a mature profession. By Patricia J. Benjamin 92 HAND TO HEART Oncology massage is a calling. This journalist- turned-MT shares his journey into this specialty and his subsequent heartwarming stories. By Steve Gordon 119 THE STORY OF MASSAGE NEW 46

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