Massage & Bodywork

September | October 2014

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I t p a y s t o b e A B M P C e r t i f i e d : w w w. a b m p . c o m / g o / c e r t i f i e d c e n t r a l 15 SPEAK YOUR MIND If you could customize it, what would be your perfect work schedule for the week? Why? Deadline: October 15 Publication Date: January/February Have you ever had a client experience an emotional reaction to a massage? How did you handle it? Deadline: December 15 Publication Date: March/April Email your responses to Your submission can be as short as you'd like and up to 250 words. Upcoming Topics What routine or ritual do you undergo before delivering massage or bodywork? Talk and laugh and vent with my fellow therapists. Heather Withrow After I close the door for the client to get undressed, I stretch outside the door to center myself. I place my hands on the door and think to myself, "May I help heal this person from their pain and may they leave happy." Carolyn Winbush A minute or two of Lee-style tái chi chuan. Eric Mitchell Brush my teeth and wash my hands. I also usually pop a mint or gum. I have had so many massages from therapists with bad breath—I don't want to be one of them! Grace Burnham As soon as I make first physical contact with a client, I plant my feet and breathe deeply. I used to do it before going into the room, but this way it feels like a good check-in for both of us. Katie Veatch I wash my hands, envisioning any stress or tension I might have at that moment swirling down the drain. Meghan Voina ANSWERS FROM FACEBOOK

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