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JULY | AUGUST 2016

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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 . 113 Traumatic Scar Tissue Management Managing scar tissue is a huge and growing problem for manual therapists. Research shows that appropriate massage therapy can be physically and psychologically benefi cial. This text from Nancy Keeney-Smith and Catherine Ryan educates therapists about what to do (and what not to do), explains the physiologic and pathophysiologic background of scar tissue, and provides practical guidance about how to help clients. Available for $59.95 at www.handspringpublishing.com (free US delivery). Cherapy Pillows Cherapy pillows are an all-natural way to apply hot and cold. These customizable wraps are handmade in the United States and are composed of cherry pits sewn into cotton fabric. Microwave it for extremely moist heat that goes well with massage therapy or freeze it to apply cold therapy. The 4.5 inch x 21 inch wraps are available for $29.99 retail or $15 wholesale at 410-504-9015 or www.cherapy.com. Shiatsu Theory and Practice This third edition refl ects a complete revision from practitioner Carola Beresford-Cooke. The 411-page hardcover text is a complete introduction to the theory and practice of Zen shiatsu. Beresford-Cooke includes step-by-step descriptions of treatment routines and techniques alongside case histories. The book features detailed descriptions and illustrations of meridians, point locations and functions, and the salient underlying anatomy. The text is supported by online video clips of techniques. Available for $60 at 215-922-1161 or www.singingdragon.com. Chasing Clouds CD Piano teacher and composer Jerald Simon introduces his fi rst meditation/relaxation album. He composed all the music at 60 beats per minute—about the tempo of a calm heartbeat—to ensure relaxing music. Enjoy the 12 meditation/relaxation instrumental pieces for $7 as a digital download, or $13.95 for the CD, at www.cdbaby.com/cd/jeraldsimon10.

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