Dear Friends and Colleagues
Welcome to March-April issue of the Journal of Massage Science. We have prepared a lot of very interesting information for you.

First of all, I would like to congratulate Leslie Young, Editor in Chief of Massage & Bodywork Journal and entire staff of this publication for winning our 2009 Appreciation Award. Our Editorial Board considers Massage & Bodywork Journal as the best scientifically based massage publication in the USA. Our Congratulations!

In this issue we continue to publish articles which scientifically explain how massage therapy heals the body on different levels. I think that those of our readers who are looking for real scientific explanations and hard data will greatly appreciate Part II of the article on streaming potentials. This phenomenon is another important component of the healing process triggered by massage therapy. Unfortunately, this information is never discussed in other massage therapy educational sources.

Dr. P. Novakovic continues to share his knowledge and expertise in Part II of article on Piriformis Muscle Syndrome and Sciatica. In this article you will find all tests and clinical signs which will help you evaluate clients with tension in piriformis muscle. All tests are presented in the video format to enhance the understanding and practical value of the article.

The Case of the Month was contributed by our author O. Bouimer, LMT. I think you will greatly enjoy this incredible story of professional success. In the Case of the Month section of this issue you will find another interesting case in the article ‘Medical Massage vs Medical Mystery’. This clinical case is from our clinic and this contribution is not a part of the Best Case of the Month Contest for 2010. This article has purely educational purpose to show the practitioners what medical massage can do in the most complicated medical cases.

As usual you may find a lot of helpful information in our Good Apples/Bad Apples section of the Journal.

We consider the article ‘How Massage Heals the Body’ as very important for massage practitioners and educators. If you agree with our opinion please inform your colleagues and especially instructors in your massage therapy school about this important information. We would like to empower practitioners with 21st century science and we need your help in spreading this knowledge.
Sincerely, Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD

Category: Letter From The Editor