Massage & Bodywork

September/October 2010

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The Body Remembers P Childhood Origins of Adult Musculoskeletal Issues BY MARYBETTS SINCLAIR roblems affecting your clients today may have more to do with how they were positioned in utero or aspects of their early childhood development than their stress, bad ergonomics, or lack of self- care as adults. Somatic issues triggered early in life—whether caused by injuries or learning to stand too soon—can have lasting effects on the body. Discovering if there are childhood origins for your clients' musculoskeletal issues will help you as a massage therapist understand and unwind their patterns of chronic pain and rigidity. 44 massage & bodywork september/october 2010

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