Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome to Issue #3, 2015 of JMS. We’re pleased to provide you with many interesting and useful articles.

Our Person of the Month is Dr. Jeff Cullers, DC, LMT. His interview gives our readers a unique perspective into the scientific concept of Medical Massage and its clinical possibilities. Being a Chiropractor, Medical Massage Practitioner and Educator gives Dr. Cullers the authority to discuss these issues from an expert’s point of view.

In the News From the Clinic section we spotlight interesting cases encountered in the last three  months from Medical Massage practitioners in clinics in Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Antonio.

In a Special Guest Article you can find out what it was like to work with the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team at the recent World Cup Tournament. Angela Bitting, LMT and one of our Certified Medical Massage Practitioners (CMMP), was kind enough to share her experience as National Team Trainer during the World Cup. We would like to express our congratulations to the Team and to Angela for bringing the Cup back to the USA!

In the Science Of Therapeutic and Stress Reduction Massage section our readers will find a very interesting article entitled  ‘Science of Prenatal Massage’ by Kiera Nagle, MA, LMT. For a number of years we’ve wanted to publish an article on this topic but all available publications from educators in this field were simply a collection of unscientific claims. The article written by Kiera is an excellent piece, well researched and scientifically sound.

In the Science of Medical Massage section we are finishing a three part article, ‘Manual Lymph Drainage For Ascites Symptom Management’ by John F. Mramor, MA, LMT, NCTMB. The final part of the article presents step by step protocol for MLD for patients with Ascites.

Our Case of the Month section publishes a challenging clinical case contributed by Matthew Nogrady, LMT from Orlando, Florida. The Medical Massage vs Chronic Headaches Layered with Somatic Pathologies case is an excellent example of clinical thinking and unwrapping a complex pathological condition.

As usual, readers can find a lot of helpful information in our Good Apples/Bad Apples section where articles with clinical content or those who claim to have clinical content are reviewed.

Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Editor in Chief

Category: Letter From The Editor