Body Sense

Summer 2011

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Body Sense massage, bodywork & healthy living Published for ABMP members by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Body Sense magazine is published for the purpose of educating the general public about the benefits of massage and bodywork, along with additional well-being topics. The information contained in this magazine is not intended for the purpose of diagnosing or prescribing. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. 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 cannot 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. Body Sense is published by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals Inc., 25188 Genesee Trail Road, Suite 200, Golden, Colorado 80401. 800-458-2267. Volume #11, Issue #2, Summer 2011 © 2011 All rights reserved. LESLIE A. YOUNG, Editor in Chief DARREN BUFORD, Managing Editor KARRIE OSBORN, Contributing Editor JED HENEBERRY, Assistant Editor ANGIE PARRIS-RANEY, Advertising Manager HANNAH LEVY, Advertising Coordinator AMY KLEIN, Production and Design Manager JAMES SUTHERLIN, Associate Designer Savor Summer (and Massage) We’re in the heat of summer, a time when many bodies are doing things they don’t do other times of year: gardening, golfing, hiking hills, running races, stealing bases, and generally soaking up all the adventure they can. For some folks this means ouchy mornings and phone calls to understanding massage therapists. (They never say, “What were you thinking?!”) No matter what your age, ability, or income, there’s bodywork available to serve your body and spirit. Few folks know the depth and breadth of the bodywork field like author Ruth Werner. Her feature on massage as a health-care strategy, page 2, reminds us of the partnership necessary between client and therapist to create the best results. As Ruth (and your therapist) will tell you, the efficacy of massage builds from session to session, throughout the year. So, while you might find it necessary to visit your massage therapist more often in the summer, remember that lasting results come with frequent visits all year long. So savor summer, enjoy your sessions, and celebrate wellness. —Leslie A. Young, Editor in Chief Simple Benefits of a Brisk Walk Women aged 60 and over may benefit more than younger women from a 30-minute walk. Preliminary results of a small, three- month study led by researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas show that a brisk half-hour walk taken three to four times a week improves the amount of blood flow to the brain by as much as 15 percent, and helps rid the brain of metabolic waste implicated in Alzheimer’s disease. The women also showed the usual health improvements associated with walking, including reduced blood pressure and heart rates. summer 2011 Body Sense 1 staff

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