Massage & Bodywork

November | December 2014

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Your answers continued from last issue F r e e m u s i c d o w n l o a d s f o r C e r t i f i e d m e m b e r s : 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 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 How do you take care of your hands? Deadline: February 15 Publication Date: May/June 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? Five minutes of meditation. I imagine white light pouring into my crown chakra and out the palms of my hands before I place them on anybody. Amy Fontaine-Smith Fort Mill, South Carolina I try to do some yoga every day before I start work on my clients. Even just a good Sun Salutation gets me grounded and moving from my legs and core. It taps me into my breathing so I don't tense up throughout the day when doing rigorous work on clients. I also find it helpful to go further and make sure I acknowledge every major muscle group before working, even if it means just circumlocutions for my fingers and wrists and some shoulder shrugs and circles. Waking up and saying hello to my body really helps me get in tune with myself, and it's a fail-safe and quick way to keep me healthy for the rest of the day. STEFAN BRUNDAGE BUFFALO, NEW YORK TWICE is NICE

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