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MARCH | APRIL 2016

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A A daily question plagues many of us: "What am I going to wear?" While it may not be the loaded question it used to be when we were trend-obsessed adolescents, it's still one we fi nd ourselves addressing as we polish our massage therapy careers. If you're an employee who works for a spa, clinic, or other massage therapy establishment, chances are you're able to avoid this time-consuming dilemma by wearing a staff uniform. You have to admit that not having to devote any thought to assembling attractive and work-appropriate outfi ts for each workday is liberating. It's been said that Albert Einstein had a closet fi lled with identical suits, precluding him from having to devote any energy to the mundane minutia of choosing what to wear. Even Steve Jobs chose a minimalist attire for convenience. If this approach was good enough for Einstein and Jobs, who could balk at its merits? However, while working in a corporate environment usually involves adhering to a dress code someone else deemed appropriate, those of us who are self-employed need to create a dress code for ourselves. Since venturing into massage therapy nearly a decade ago, I've worked in uniform-ruled environments; in smaller, less formal spas and clinics where the dress code was more fl exible and relaxed; and in my own practice, where I've been able to dress as I see fi t. Over the years, I've DO HAVE FUN PERFECTING YOUR STYLE C h e c k o u t A B M P 's l a t e s t n e w s a n d b l o g p o s t s . Av a i l a b l e a t w w w. a b m p . c o m . 83 Wearing something sheer? No problem, put a tank top underneath. Wear those skinny pants as long as you have movement! Remember the fi t is key to making these a success.

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