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Natural Awakenings Tampa Florida

Letter from the Publisher

This February 2013 issue highlights the subject of bodily well being and accompanying ways that can help achieve a full, more balanced state of natural health.

In the featured article entitled "Bodywork Goes Mainstream" writer Linda Sechrist looks at an exciting and rapidly emerging branch of functional medicine and associated modalities. The wide range of approaches includes massage and deep tissue manipulation, movement awareness, and bio-energetic therapies. It’s good to see growing recognition of the healing potential of massage in the field of integrative and functional medicine.

Another "Valentine’s Day" arrives this month. For many it’s a day for declaring affection for nearest and dearest others. The choices for the means of expression are, really, limitless. This month’s Wise Words feature offers striking insight with respect to the potential for the health, or lack thereof, of any close relationship. In "Courting Marriage Success", writer S. Alison Chabonais talks with relationship expert Stephanie Coontz, uncovering refreshing perspective on the marriage relationship and its many possibilities. the concept of the comfortable balance in emotional give and take can make all the difference in the ultimate success of any close relationship. Finding that balance of course may take some work, but it’s a goal well worth pursuing. As always, open your mind and read on.