Massage & Bodywork

MAY | JUNE 2016

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WHAT'S INSIDE? MAY/JUNE 2016 FEATURES 62 THE EVOLUTION OF SPORTS MASSAGE IN THE UNITED STATES Massage therapy earned its sterling reputation in sports one athlete at a time. These sports massage experts discuss this specialty's milestones. By Karrie Osborn 74 BREATH: YOUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL Learn how harnessing the power of breath can help you deliver more effective, satisfying bodywork. By David M. Lobenstine 88 DO MORE MASSAGE AND HURT LESS Ergonomics are crucial to your career success. Embrace these fi ve strategies for a pain-free, sustainable massage therapy practice. By Mark Liskey 95 5 STEPS TO GETTING CLIENTS TO REBOOK It's much easier to retain clients than recruit new ones. Here are some tips for cultivating loyal clients and inspiring them to come back. By Kristin Coverly 119 THE STORY OF MASSAGE 52 RAZOR'S EDGE Get your game on and peek behind the scenes at the XPE Sports Academy, where athletes achieve peak performance through bodywork. Learn what it takes for a massage therapist to work with and empower NFL athletes. By Brandon Twyford

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