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TELL ME … How many modalities can you name off the top of your head? Massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies vary greatly in nature with components that encompass physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. The list is long and still growing with the creation of more recent techniques such as the Rossiter System bodywork method and others. Some massage therapists prefer to blend modalities while others are drawn toward specific practices. ALL ABOUT RESULTS Lola Michelin, a Washington- based LMP, favors manual ligament therapy when she practices equine massage. "It gives me immediate results and my clients tremendous relief," she says. "Since many of my clients are on four legs and weigh over 1,000 pounds, lasting relief is a real boon." Matthew Priest from Edinburgh, Scotland, enjoys working with advanced remedial massage techniques because they allow him to identify joint misalignments and muscle imbalances. "Bringing 18 m a s s a g e & b o d y w o r k j a n u a r y / f e b r u a r y 2 0 1 6 What is Your Favorite Modality to Practice and Why? By Tara Doyle ABMP Social Media and Marketing Coordinator | Curious about the Rossiter System bodywork method? Check out the blog post on about Brandon Twyford, Massage & Bodywork's associate editor, and his recent experience with Richard Rossiter at

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