What was Eddie Cochran thinking when he wrote this song? Is summer a time for the blues?
Summertime for me has always been about fun, and vacation. While I am now decidedly middle-aged, summer returns me to my youth—playing little league baseball, going to Lewes Beach, spending the day in the backyard with my friends reenacting last night’s Phillies’ game I listened to on the radio, and the inevitable chore list from my parents.
A couple years ago after school ended, my youngest son asked, “Dad, are you on summer vacation?”
No, Peter, those days have gone by, though we do typically take a vacation during the summer. Living in Colorado can’t be beat, but we are short an ocean, so usually we head to one coast or another.
This year, a different kind of August adventure awaits—my firstborn heads to college. So instead it’s time for a road trip, hugs, parental advice, and tears.
I hope these “dog days” afford you a brief respite from your chosen work to enjoy the sand, surf, mountains, friends, loved ones, laughter, and yes, a few tears.
I’ll talk to you in a few weeks—as a college parent.
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
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The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.
In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!
Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.