Body Sense

Autumn 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 #3, Autumn 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 A Decade of Wellness This autumn marks the 10th birthday of Body Sense. Since its launch, we have worked to evolve, honor your time and intellect, and reflect on today's ever-changing wellness lifestyle. We do our best to educate Inaugural issue, 2001. instead of lecture, and entertain you while enriching your life. For instance, in this issue we have fun, straightforward conversation about 15 things your therapist wishes you knew and crucial information you should keep in mind if you're a massage client who utilizes Botox. Our feature article describes an inspiring school program that educates children about massage—ensuring a legacy of healthy touch for our future generations! And all these conversations are happening at a time when our nation is taking a critical look at the future of health care. For us, an even more important conversation is the one we've been having with you over the past 10 years. You told us that you treasure the environment—we've put Body Sense online. You told us you're on the move— we're there with you, four times a year, in your inbox and available on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. And we promise to keep listening. Send me an email at and let me know how Body Sense touches your life. In the meantime, enjoy the falling leaves and thank you for helping us blow out 10 candles. We'll visit you next time as the snow falls. —Leslie A. Young, Editor in Chief Massage Away Stress Massage is much more than just a luxury, and may even provide long-term health benefits when it comes to relieving stress. Exposure to stress-related hormones over a long period of time can increase the rate of neural degeneration and increase the risk for Alzheimer's, according to recent information from Utah State University. The Umea University in Sweden, however, has shown that just five minutes of massage has the potential to lower stress, with significant decreases in heart rate, heart-rate variability, cortisol levels, and insulin levels after 80 minutes of massage. The Swedish study can be found in . Body Sense 1 staff A u t on om i c N e u r o s ci e nc e

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