Massage & Bodywork

July/August 2009

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PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR LETTERS TO EDITOR@ABMP.COM. INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND THE CITY AND STATE IN WHICH YOU RESIDE. UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO PUBLISH ALL THE LETTERS WE RECEIVE. MASSAGE & BODYWORK STAFF RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT LETTERS FOR LENGTH AND CLARITY. bones. I make it a practice to never let my really large patients maneuver on the table without my inconspicuously placing a steadying hand on the corner. As one of them puts it, "What would make me really uncomfortable would be lying on the fl oor, naked, injured, and unable to move." One might also consider that leaving the room every time a fat person turns might suggest to them that you want to avoid seeing their body any more than necessary. Treating obese people respectfully means just that, not pretending the fat isn't there. MICHELE M. MACOMBER, CMT, MTPT SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND Being able to get full access to the articles and letters in the online edition has been a lifeline. David Koerner, Hiroshima, Japan Thinking Small I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your article "Think Small" [by Robert Chute, May/ June 2009, page 144]. [Chute's] sense of humor provided a delightful ending to a piece of good reading. I completely understand the "think small" concept. No employees; work from a home-based business area of the home; [stay] unlisted in the phone book; don't advertise; live and do business deep in the countryside. [I'm one who] does not play well with others and does not want to share toys. : ) Thanks for a great article. LINDA HINES LONG PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA Greetings from Abroad Thank you for putting your great magazine online. I have been practicing for more than seven years in the United States and now in Japan. While in the United States, I purchased and read Massage & Bodywork at bookstores and the clinics I worked in. I found it to be a great source of ideas and inspiration. Since I have been in Japan, I have had to subsist on the occasional Massage & Bodywork sent or brought back from the United States and back issue articles on your site. Finding other MTs to share stories and learn from has been tough and having magazines shipped from the United States is expensive. Being able to get full access to the articles and letters in the online edition has been a lifeline. Thank you. Your timing could not have been better as I am preparing to open my fi rst offi ce space here in Japan. I am looking forward to more great articles and ideas to help me keep my vocation fresh. DAVID KOERNER HIROSHIMA, JAPAN visit to access your digital magazine 17

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