Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to the November-December issue of Journal of Massage Science! Here is a quick review of its content.

Our Person of the Month for this issue is Mike Hinkle, LMT founder of the World Massage Festival. He shares with our readers his professional experiences and current and future plans for the World Massage Festival.

In this issue in the Science of Pediatric Massage section we have started the publication of the article about Infant Massage. In the first part we reviewed modern theoretical foundation of massage for the pre-term infants. In Part II of this article which we will publish in the next issue of JMS we will cover some clinical aspects of massage application for pre-term infants.

In this issue we finished the three part article on TMJ Dysfunction. In the final part we presented MEDICAL MASSAGE PROTOCOL and homework stretches for the client to speed up treatment and prevent similar problems in the future.

Our Case of the Month contributed by N. Slipka, LMT illustrates the clinical effectiveness of medical massage as a last line of defense before surgery.

As usual our Good Apple/Bad Apple section guides our readers to important publications in the massage literature and pointed out weak or misleading pieces.
Sincerely, Dr. Ross Turchaninov, MD

Category: Letter From The Editor