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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 . 15 MIND OF AN MT Early in my massage career, I worked at a day spa. One day, a client walked in and my fi rst instinct was to not work on him. But because I was the only available therapist on staff, I smiled and shook his hand and led him to our session room. He looked like a body builder and was much taller than me. I am only 5'3", so working on this huge guy was going to be a workout. There was another glaring thing about him: he had a small fi rearm fastened to his pants. Because I don't have any experience around fi rearms, my alert went up immediately. How was I going to bring the proper energy for this session when I was intimidated by his very presence? He politely shook my hand and fl ashed a huge smile as I led him back to the massage room. While he was undressing and getting on the table in the session room, I washed my hands, said a positive affi rmation, and took a deep breath. Have your own insights or inspiration to share for Mind of an MT? Email editor@abmp.com. A Lesson in Nonjudgment By Jennifer Friedman

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