OUR ANNUAL APPRECIATION AWARD FOR 2015 GOES TO:
MASSAGE&BODYWORK MAGAZINE (M&BM)
Congratulations to the Editorial Board and Leslie L. Young, Editor-in-Chief of M&BM for receiving JMS’s Annual Appreciation Award for 2015!
Our Editorial Board thinks that M&BM continues to be the most valuable and scientifically grounded massage publication in the United States. This magazine publishes six times per year and it has print and digital versions. Each issue of M&BM is greatly illustrated and it provides video illustrations in its digital version.
However, what makes M&BM different is its contents. This is what a professional publication should look like. It’s supposed to lift readers and educate them to make them better therapists so they can help more people. The M&BM offers a great variety of topics, from clinical cases to theoretical pieces to various techniques and articles which touch issues in massage therapy no other publications have mentioned or are even aware of.
The articles are well written and nicely illustrated, which helps readers better understand and implement the articles’ content. Overall M&BM does a great job and has significantly contributed to the further development of the massage therapy profession in the USA.
The only issue which casts a shadow on M&BM in 2015 is articles by Til Luchau. It is difficult to understand what happened, but the quality of this author’s publications in M&BM has decreased dramatically. “Work on Clients Locked Knees” (M&BMMay/June 2015), “Working With Psoas” (M&BM July/August 2015) are educational disasters. Although the Editorial Board carries some responsibility for these pieces, we think the author should be held primarily accountable.
Despite these small setbacks, the Editorial Board of M&BM deserves a lot of credit, especially compared to Editorial Boards of other massage publications.
We wish for the Editorial Board of M&MB to continue to be agile, curious and constantly challenging their readers! Our congratulations for a job well done!
Editorial Board of Journal of Massage Science
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