Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

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!⁠

The cover article "Pelvic Tilt & Spinal Compensation," written by Dr. Joe Muscolino, examines how postural dysfunctional patterns of the pelvis can impact the posture of the spine, and offers suggested treatment approaches. A companion podcast with Dr. Muscolino is available on The ABMP Podcast wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts.

Other feature articles include:

"You Can't Fix Your Clients" by David Lobenstine

Approaching your sessions with a shift in your mindset around pain, including in the language you use, can help your clients embrace all aspects of themselves, even the painful ones, so they can inhabit their bodies more fully. Consider these new ways of talking, and working, with your clients.

"Breath in Bodywork" by Bob Haddad

Breathing awareness is largely absent from bodywork training. Consequently, practitioners have minimal awareness of their breath as they work, and not enough attention is paid to the breathing patterns of those they work with. When commonsense breathing concepts are applied to any physical movement, quality and ease are enhanced.

"Is It Impostor Syndrome Or ..." by Allissa Haines

This author revisits her work from three years ago with a wider lens, one that includes both a pandemic and the raised awareness of racial inequity and the systemic, intentional disenfranchisement of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.

"Listening is a Superpower" by Diane Matkowski

Listen to your clients more than you speak, at least for the first couple of sessions, because no one knows the journey of the body in front of you better than the person who brought it to your office. Ensuring your clients feel heard helps build a better therapist-client relationship.

ABMP members can earn free CE for reading the magazine and passing a quiz in the ABMP Education Center. The quiz for this issue will be available soon, and CE for the March/April 2022 issue is available at www.abmp.com/learn/course/2022-issue-2-massage-bodywork-magazine-march-april-2022.

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News

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Blog

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

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Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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