MASSAGE: A Time to Sit up Straight and Relax by Mary
Kathleen Rose. Massage & Bodywork Magazine: February/March 2006. Discusses
disadvantages of forward inclining "massage chair"; advantages of
massage for the client who is seated upright in a regular chair; tips for the
therapist regarding anatomy, intention, body patterning and effective techniques
for seated massage.
INTEGRATING AROMA: Cautions & Considerations
Kathleen Rose. Massage & Bodywork Magazine: April/May 2004. Discusses
concerns with the popular use of aromatherapy and essential oils, including:
allergies, sensitivities, irritation, masking of rancidity, invasiveness of
scent, desensitization of olfactory sense. Offers safe alternatives for Natural
COMFORT TOUCH: Nurturing Acupressure Massage for the Elderly and
the Ill by Mary Kathleen Rose. Massage & Bodywork Magazine:
December/January 2004. Introduces the principles
and basic techniques of Comfort Touch, a nurturing form of acupressure, designed
to be safe for the elderly, the ill or anyone in need of a caring touch.
The Art of the Chart - Documenting Massage Therapy with CARE
NOTES by Mary Kathleen Rose. Massage & Bodywork Magazine:
April/May 2003. The CARE Notes system provides an
easy to use, appropriate method for documenting massage therapy. Useful in
private practice, it is also compatible with narrative charting used in medical
MASSAGE & DIABETES by Mary Kathleen Rose. Massage Therapy Journal:
Winter 2002. Provides information on the benefits of massage therapy
for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Reports of a study which validates
the importance of blood glucose monitoring before and after massage therapy
sessions. Has information on how to treat hypoglycemia, a serious complication
for insulin dependent diabetics.
MASSAGE: Complementary Health Care for Diabetes by
Mary Kathleen Rose. Diabetes Self-Management: November/December 2000.
Discusses benefits of massage therapy for people with diabetes as part of
complementary and integrative health care; importance of blood glucose
monitoring to enjoy massage safely.
HYPOGLYCEMIA: What Massage Therapists and
Diabetics Need to Know by Mary Kathleen Rose. Discusses
important safety information on how to treat hypoglycemia, a serious complication
for insulin dependent diabetics. Stresses the importance of blood glucose
monitoring before and after receiving massage.
Occupational Therapy by Cary Kauk.
An occupational therapy assistant shares her view on the value
of massage therapy in combination with occupational therapy.
Ivy's Story --
Comfort Touch with a hospice patient;
the importance of "being simple."
Comfort Touch for an elderly man with Alzheimer's Disease.
INNER SPACE Human Cadaver Study for Bodyworkers
by Mary Kathleen
Rose. Massage & Bodywork Magazine: August/September 2004. The
author reports on her experience of the Somanautics Human Dissection workshop,
an innovative approach to the study of integral anatomy, pioneered by Gil
Birthright: A Case for the Human Stance
Ann Foster. Massage & Bodywork Magazine: April/May 2005. The
author offers her expertise in somatic patterning for bodyworkers.
She discusses the elements that contribute to postural alignment and
efficient body movement. Understanding of these principles
enhances the effectiveness and enjoyment of massage for both the
therapist and the client.
Anatomy: Listening Hands and Tissue Palpation by
Ann Foster. Massage & Bodywork Magazine: August/September
2006. Provides information and insights about the layers of body
tissues. Foster encourages bodyworkers to think and expand palpatory
skills beyond the musculature. Simple exercises enhance appreciation
for the richness of texture and function that lies in every layer of
the body's tissues. Very useful for practitioners of Comfort
Stories -- Irene
Smith, a pioneer in the field of massage for the elderly, the
ill and the dying shares stories and images of her work. She is the
founder of Everflowing,
an educational outreach program, dedicated to teaching specific
touch skills as an integral component of end of life care.