Massage & Bodywork

September/October 2010

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new products COMPILED BY SEAN EADS THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE CABINET This 141-page book from Kathy Gruver covers a wide range of modalities, from massage techniques to Bach Flower Essences, and suggests natural remedies for common conditions, such as stress and backache, as well as more serious conditions, such as cancer. The book is both an introduction for beginners and a concise guide for more experienced homeopaths. It is available for $12 at 805-680-1984 or www. thealternativemedicinecabinet.com. MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MASSAGE THERAPY: A DECISION TREE APPROACH Tracy Walton's 448-page textbook provides more than 50 simple flow charts, called decision trees, that are designed to help massage therapists quickly determine the best modality for specific medical situations. Each decision tree comes with questions designed to let MTs better communicate with clients about their medical condition. The book is available for $54.95 at 800-638-3030 or www.lww.com. AVALON XD MASSAGE TABLE Earthlite's 33-pound Avalon XD massage table is constructed of hard maple with lightweight aircraft grade decking, allowing a maximum work weight of 750 pounds. Its self-adjusting face cradle and 2¾-inch Pro-Plush cushioning system maximizes client comfort. Additional features include half-reiki/half-standard endplates, shiatsu release cables, and a heavy-duty carrying case. With seven upholstery colors to choose from, the table is available for $399 at 800-872-0560 or www.earthlite.com. CLEAR MY HEAD The Clear My Head aromatherapy product line blends seven essential oils with natural herbs to relieve suffering caused by allergies, colds, and the flu. Products include Herbal Inhalation, an aromatherapy jar to use as needed without leaving a lingering scent, and Clear My Head to Go, a roll-on vial designed for travel that provides quick congestion relief. Products are available for single purchase or in gift sets at 937-847-2222 or www.clearmyhead.com. 88 massage & bodywork september/october 2010

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