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:
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.
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.
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.
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.