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A B M P m e m b e r s e a r n F R E E C E a t w w w. a b m p . c o m / c e b y r e a d i n g M a s s a g e & B o d y w o r k m a g a z i n e 17 ON THE WEB TOP 5 MASSAGE & BODYWORK ARTICLES 1. "Pin and Stretch Technique" by Joseph E. Muscolino, DC 2. "Simple Self-Care Practices & Why They Matter" by Heath and Nicole Reed 3. "Sensory Overload: Effective Touch for Fibromyalgia" by Ginevra Liptan, MD, and Jamie Liptan 4. "The Solution is the Sides" by David M. Lobenstine 5. "The Posture Window" by Yoni Whitten, DC TOP 5 BLOGS 1. "How Much Does a Massage Therapist Earn?" 2. "Honey, the Pie Shrunk (Again)" 3. "10 Free Stock Photo Websites for Massage Therapists" 4. "End-of-the-Day Survival Tips for Massage Therapists" 5. "Spring Forward and Connect!" 2017's Most Popular Articles, Blogs, and Webinars TOP 5 BODY SENSE ARTICLES 1. "What's Your Massage & Bodywork Style?" by Darren Buford 2. "The ABCs of Effective Stretching" by Anita Boser 3. "Aromatherapy: The Perfect Complement to Massage" by the Body Sense staff 4. "Quiz: Are You Maximizing Your Massage Experience?" by Kristin Coverly 5. "Constant, Fluid Contact: Your Massage Therapist's Secret Skill" by Cindy Williams TOP 5 ABMP WEBINARS WITH FREE CE 1. "Intelligent Deep-Tissue Massage: Part 1-Body Mechanics" with Eric Stephenson 2. "Advanced Deep-Tissue Muscular Therapy Techniques: Low Back and Neck" with Ben Benjamin 3. "Myofascial Techniques: The Sacrotuberous Ligaments" with Til Luchau 4. "Intelligent Deep-Tissue Massage: Part 2-Upper Body" with Eric Stephenson 5. "Active Engagement Techniques" with Whitney Lowe What's Your Massage & Bodywork Style? Do you prefer hands-on or hands-off work? Hands- off work, thank you Want something energetically based for body/ mind/spirit? Want to improve posture and movement patterns? Hands-on work, please And I'm comfortable removing my clothing for treatment What type of pressure do you like? Interested in Eastern/Indian techniques? Want to melt like butter? Light touch, please Bring on the deep! Pregnant? Medium—not too light, not too deep Is this for a child? Are you elderly? Is this to complement cancer care? But I prefer my clothes remain on Looking for something in the realm of energy medicine for body/mind/spirit? Do you want to be active in the therapeutic process? In a hurry? Light touch? Do you want full-body work? Are you OK with a multiple session commitment? Are you an athlete needing injury recovery or ongoing maintenance? In addition to touch are you open to diet and exercises suggestions? Start here TRY REIKI TRY INFANT MASSAGE TRY DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE TRY NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY TRY REFLEXOLOGY TRY CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY TRY LYMPH MASSAGE TRY TRIGGER POINT THERAPY TRY CHAIR MASSAGE TRY PRENATAL/ PREGNANCY MASSAGE TRY THAI MASSAGE TRY SPORTS MASSAGE TRY STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION TRY MYOFASCIAL RELEASE TRY AYURVEDIC MASSAGE TRY SWEDISH MASSAGE TRY HOT STONE MASSAGE TRY GERIATRIC MASSAGE TRY SWEDISH MASSAGE, AND ASK FOR LIGHT WORK TRY ONCOLOGY MASSAGE TRY POLARITY THERAPY TRY HEALING TOUCH TRY ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE * All techniques are not mutually exclusive. Many can be used in conjunction with one another. Also, several can be delivered to clothed or unclothed clients including geriatric, oncology, prenatal, and spor ts massage, among others. * Although not illustrated here, acupressure and aromatherapy can be combined with most modalities above. For more detailed definitions, visit TURN THE PAGE FOR DEFINITIONS OF THESE TYPES OF BODYWORK. Try this fun approach to discovering the many types of therapeutic touch. Is this for a person or an animal/pet? TRY ANIMAL MASSAGE YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO Compiled by Darren Buford Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals courtesy of

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