Body Sense

Autumn/Winter 2010

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ED IT OR ’ S N O T E Body Sense Leslie A. Young Editor in Chief Darren Buford Managing Editor Karrie Osborn Contributing Editor Jodi Hardee Advertising Sales Manager Angie Parris-Raney Advertising Sales Representative Amy Klein Production Manager & Designer Body Sense is published by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Inc., 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401. Vol. #10, Issue #2 Autumn/Winter 2010 No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without specific written permission from ABMP. Publisher can- not be held responsible for content of advertisements. The information contained herein is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for a licensed health care professional. © 2010 All rights reserved. Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Printed in the U.S.A. massage, bodywork & healthy living Ticket to Massage I love to travel for business or pleasure—bring it on. I’m much happier when I have a flight or two booked. Interestingly enough, I’m also much happier when I have my next massage booked. With travel and bodywork, the anticipation, the diversity, and the extemporaneous nature of the experience feed me and allow my mind to break free of its day-to-day mold. These days, even little airports now have wellness breaks to offer. From on-site chair massage to full spa services, massage and its integrative counterparts have infiltrated the mainstream and become part of the American lifestyle. Part of the message these outlets rely on is that if you have the mission and means to be traipsing through an airport, you’re probably a bit stressed out and more than willing to take advantage of healthy touch in the few minutes (or annoying hours) that you’re in the terminal. I love that! I only wish all the practitioners were as busy as the counter help at McDonald’s and Ben & Jerry’s, but that’s a journey toward healthy choices that we’re all on together. As much as I hate to admit it, one of the best parts of travel is returning home to my own bed, family, and massage therapist. A friend told me about how she splurged on a spa massage while on vacation and she really enjoyed it, but when she came home to her personal massage therapist, she was back in her comfort zone. Over the years they’d come to know each other really well and could progress from session to session, instead of having to start fresh each time. The level of communication and trust between the two of them was irreplaceable. That’s the goal for all of us—finding that practitioner who knows you and your body, and honors your wellness goals. Of course we can find massage therapists on the road, sometimes practicing in the most surprising places, but ideally yours is just a phone call away. Just like a flight, massage can be a round-trip, too. Have you booked your next session? —Leslie A. Young Editor in Chief 2 Body Sense autumn/winter 2010

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