Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2011

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"There is no teaching until the pupil is brought into the same state or principle in which you are; a transfusion takes place; he is you, and you are he; there is a teaching; and by no unfriendly chance or bad company can he ever quite lose the benefi t." —Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: First Series, "Spiritual Laws" H aving touched thousands of bodies in my adventures as a bodyworker over the last 30 years, I have come to view the opportunities of these contacts as something far deeper than pleasurable relaxation, far more than the relief of aches and pains, more than physical therapy and rehabilitation, and more than what is usually meant by stress reduction. I have increasingly come to appreciate these explorations in touching as bridges connecting personal, private, and deeply subjective worlds—messages of potentially profound meaning between others and myself. earn CE hours at your convenience: abmp's online education center, 59

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