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MAY | JUNE 2016

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EMAIL YOUR LETTERS TO EDITOR@ABMP.COM. INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND THE CITY AND STATE IN WHICH YOU RESIDE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO EDIT LETTERS FOR LENGTH AND CLARITY. APPRECIATION FOR ART RIGGS'S PERSPECTIVE I appreciated Art Riggs's article [Massage & Bodywork, March/April 2016, "Your Future is in Your Hands— Literally," page 52] and your honest and down- to-earth approach to creating a practice that works for you. Recently, I've found myself feeling the need to complete more and more education to set myself apart and develop a successful practice. In doing so, I found that I lost some of the heart and joy that initially attracted me to massage. I appreciated your balanced approach to creating a successful practice. Starting a career in massage has been a series of learning experiences for me. I'm beginning to appreciate each challenge as it comes along because I know it's just another opportunity to learn something new and rethink the way I'm doing things. Balancing the clinical and relaxing aspects of massage in a way that feels right has been one of the biggest challenges. I feel that I'm just getting to a place that feels like a good balance. Part of fi nding that balance has been realizing everyone is a unique case and the mixture depends so much on what that client needs on that particular day. Thanks so much for the needed reminder that success isn't about creating a library of knowledge in my head, but combining the knowledge I do have with my listening skills, nurturing presence, and honest desire to help people. ALISON BODE SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA INSPIRED BY THE PRECIOUS PROCESS OF TOUCH I've been reading Massage & Bodywork magazine for several years now, and I wanted to say how much I loved reading Doug Nelson's latest column "How the Light Gets In" [March/April 2016, page 31]. It really hit home for me. I loved the conversation with both sides seeing the power of touch through many lenses. Oftentimes, many of us just go through the motions of our days, and it's nice to remember that every session has something to teach us, where we can grow and continue to learn about ourselves and our clients. Thanks again for a beautiful article on the power of touch. I'm excited to enter my practice tomorrow with a new/fresh mind-set. CARRIE BAWOL ROLLING MEADOWS, ILLINOIS MARCH/APRIL GREAT JOB! This issue is an example of the forward progress and future of our business! Thank you so much! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm in my 19th year of practice and this issue resonates. KELLIE FULLER GEORGETOWN, TEXAS THE BEAUTIFUL BODY I am a proud member of ABMP and enjoyed your January/February 2016 issue very much. The cover artwork is both dramatic and educational, and I wanted to see if the artist has created any other anatomical drawings in the same style, specifi cally the brain. Unfortunately, I couldn't fi nd any credit for the artwork listed. It may be in plain sight but has escaped my discovery. STEVEN ARTHUR LAS VEGAS, NEVADA From Art Director Amy Klein: Thank you, Steven! I am so happy it caught your eye—that is our intention each issue. The artwork for that cover was purchased at www.shutterstock. com. I believe the artist has many other anatomical options. SK Chavan is the photographer. If you do a general search on www.shutterstock.com for "brain," you'll likely fi nd many great options, and their images are fairly priced. READER FORUM 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 . 11 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 . 53 52 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k m a r c h / a p r i l 2 0 1 6 By Art Riggs Y F Y O U H O U T A U I R U N R S R D I E S N literally 6 WAYS TO BUILD A FINANCIALLY & EMOTIONALLY REWARDING PRACTICE march/april 2016 Build a Financially Rewarding Practice Your Professional Attire Dos and Don'ts IN THIS ISSUE > Anxiety Disorders p. 40 > The Benefits of Multi-Hands Study Groups p. 92 > Plantar Foot Pain Solutions p. 98 Deliver More Effective Bodywork By Joseph E. Muscolino, DC Science & Technique Earthing: A New Perspective on Therapist Burnout By James L. Oschman, PhD march/april 2016 Science

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