Massage & Bodywork

MAY | JUNE 2022

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CONTENTS features 34 PELVIC TILT & SPINAL COMPENSATION When a client presents with a postural dysfunctional pattern of the spine, it is natural to assume the cause resides in the spine, and, therefore, the treatment of the condition should be focused there. However, factors outside the spine often create altered spinal postures. Instead of focusing only on the spine, we need to expand our area of assessment to include other regions of the body. By Dr. Joe Muscolino 44 YOU CAN'T FIX YOUR CLIENTS Approaching your sessions with a shift in your mindset around pain, including in the language you use, can help your clients embrace all aspects of themselves, even the painful ones, so they can inhabit their bodies more fully. Consider these new ways of talking, and working, with your clients. By David M. Lobenstine 54 BREATH IN BODYWORK Breathing awareness is largely absent f rom bodywork training. Consequently, practitioners have minimal awareness of their breath as they work, and not enough attention is paid to the breathing patterns of those they work with. When commonsense breathing concepts are applied to any physical movement, quality and ease are enhanced. By Bob Haddad 60 IS IT IMPOSTOR SYNDROME OR . . . This author revisits her work f rom three years ago with a wider lens, one that includes both a pandemic and the raised awareness of racial inequity and the systemic, intentional disenf ranchisement of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. By Allissa Haines 64 LISTENING IS A SUPERPOWER Listen to your clients more than you speak, at least for the first couple of sessions, because no one knows the journey of the body in f ront of you better than the person who brought it to your office. Ensuring your clients feel heard helps build a better therapist-client relationship. By Diane Matkowski 34 L i s te n to T h e A B M P Po d c a s t a t a b m m /p o d c a s t s o r w h e reve r yo u a cce s s yo u r favo r i te p o d c a s t s 3

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