ABMP Members In The News


If your practice was mentioned in print, online, on the radio, or on TV, please let ABMP know. Send an email to differentstrokes@abmp.com with the subject line “Members in the News” and a link to the online news coverage.


(March/April, 2014)

Valecia Weeks: Massage … Cellulite’s Worst Enemy

Carolan McFarland: Massage therapist retiring after 24 years

Amanda Smith: Bucyrus Massage Therapy fulfills dream for three partners

Celeste Kelly and Grace Granatelli: Equine Massage Therapists Sue Arizona Vet Board

Kathy Flippin: Massage therapists say laws need to change

Tashauna Baringer: Massage business opens in Millville

(January/February, 2014)

Kim Kizzier: Massage therapists stay in touch with horses

Meredith O’Brien: Spiral Path Massage and Bodywork Opens Near Historical Williamsburg

(May/June, 2013)

Vince Celdran: Massage therapist fulfills dream in Skokie

Sandra Menzel: Local Therapist Extends Veteran Contest

DeJuan Williams: Massage tips to help ease your over-active muscles

(January/February, 2013)

Eric Schiavi: Regular Massage Can Address Aches and Pains Before they Happen

Jan Swiscz: New massage therapy business focuses on mind and body

(November/December, 2012)

Rita Garnto: Mompreneur works out the kinks with massage therapy

Justin Kaye: Thai Massage Aligns Spiritual, Physical Energy

Shannon Leslie: Massage Therapists Criticize Plan to Regulate Industry

Gina Liccardo: Queens Casino Holds “Massage-A-Thon” to Benefit Sandy Relief

Janine Ray: North Austin Massage Therapy

Jennifer Roshon: Massage therapist living her dream

Marybetts Sinclair: Environmental Costs of Pain Management: Pharmeceuticals versus Physical Therapies

Sally Spurgeon: Therapeutic Bodyworkers Bring Relief to Breast Cancer Patients

Dan and Joy Steele: Marine View Massage Celebrates New Digs

Karen Stringer: 3 Ways Massage Therapy Can Ease Labor

(September/October, 2012)

Susan Bishop: Massage spa comes to Swampscott

Maryann Reid: Local Massage Therapist Turns Record Breaking Weight Lifter

Maggie Schuld: The Handiwork of a Healing Touch

Anne Williams: A DIY foot massage

(July/August, 2012)

Todd Adams: James Rumsey expands repertoire

Robin Allen: Wellness Center in Northbridge to Help Kids with Diabetes

Lauren Bear: Affordable body work: Bear offers “pay what you can” option

Lisa Bedoya: Massage Therapist Uses Scheduling to Propel Online Marketing

Karmen Buchhop: New Massage Therapy Business Opens in Waukee

Susan Cann: Gettysburg YWCA adds massage therapist

Liz Florine: A Touch Above Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Richard Forney: Hospice patients find relief in massage

Koleen Fruhling: Massage therapist enjoyed time with U.S. swimmers; Fremont Massage Therapists will Help Olympic Hopefuls

Karen Geer: WNWO Today learns the diverse benefits of massage therapy

Jacki Gethner: Multnomah County Health Department Honors 2012 Public Health Heroes

Janet Hagerbaumer: Fremont Massage Therapists will Help Olympic Hopefuls

Helen Hodgson: Mobile Spa Services—A Great Way to Enjoy a Staycation this Summer!

Anne Hooter: Massage therapist spreads hope with her hands

Reece Leonetti: West Wash Park massage therapist called to her career

Alma Nightingale: “EveryBody Deserves a Massage” & “Got Pain?” Health Fair

Penny Pysh: Hands of Health, Valparaiso

Donna Ridenhour: Everybody deserves a massage

Ricci Saliba: Massage Therapist Takes Over Practice

Denise Theobald: Massage Therapy for Dogs

Ludivina Velasquez: 10 Questions for Divine Massage Therapy Owner Ludivina Velazquez

Barbara Verrastro: EVERYBody Deserves a Massage Week

Jon Weedn: Everybody deserves a massage

Christy Yost: Local Massage Therapist to ‘Lend a Hand’ to the Community

(May/June, 2012)

Rachel Alderson: Revival through massage: Local massage therapy clinic focuses on healing, pain management

Eva Branson: Heart of the River Healing Center open house is Saturday

Mary Edwards: Feel Good Friday

Danielle Hendrix: Apple Valley Massage Therapist Thrilled to Be Picked for 2012 Olympics; Local massage therapist heading to Olympic Games

Mark Lamm: Renowned Longevity Expert Honored by the World Massage Festival for Lifetime Achievements in Massage and Bodywork

Larrie Rodriguez: Stretching her reach: Yoga, massage give new direction, business

Steve Rogne: Evanston massage rules misguided, therapists say

Rupa Schodowski: Singapore Transplant Becomes Shelby Massage Queen

Robin Swanson: Equine body worker massages horses, assesses gaits

(March/April, 2012)

Kristen Burkholder: Stressed-out Belfast Area High School students, teachers to have a ‘wellness room’

Jerome Davre: Massage therapist works on Bucks, Brewers

Killeen Martinez: Community College of Allegheny County Newsletter

Michael Rebman: Massage therapy ancient, valuable art

Mary Kathleen Rose: Spotlight: Mary Kathleen Rose

Robin Streit: Announcing the Winners of the MTF’s 2011 Practitioner Case Report Contest

(January/February, 2012)

Emilie Ashton: YMCA Expands Massage Programs

Gustave Boisits: Bringing Some ‘Loving Healing to the NFL

Svetlana Braunt: A Spa Day at Venus Allure

Joan Cole: Therapeutic Massage for Runners

Jenn Dobransky and Kim Jacques: Business of bodywork improves as people become aware of health benefits

Lynda Duck: C-TEC students test skills at Zen Garden

Amy Elizabeth: Unlicensed massages draw ire in Natick

Jenny Farr: Local woman joins Ipava business

Jacki Gethner: North Portland’s Jacki Gethner earned a $5,000 grant for her efforts to spread the word about safe sex to older women

Lisa Gutowski: MI Massage Law needs to be stricter!

Kimberly Huneycutt: Personal transformation inspires W.Va. wellness coach to share gift of health

Lisa Hunstiger: New, Moving or Expanding: Cold Spring woman’s latest challenge: Massage therapy

Heather Karr: Golf Ball Massage on Good Day Columbus

Lori Lewis: Lewis Helps Daily Stress Go Away with Massage Therapy Position

Kimberly Mathews: Pamper yourself nature’s way

Beth Morford: The Winning Touch: KU Massage Therapist Beth Morford

Aimee McDonald: Holistic Practitioner Heals Humans and Animals Alike

Elise and Thomas McMasters: Ohana Bodywork & Massage: Extended family grows in Templeton

Jennifer Pyper-Muno: Columbia Heights massage therapist celebrates five-year anniversary

Allison Shorb: Hidden Treasure Offers Top-Notch Bodywork Experience

Roslyn Stephens: Massage Therapy For Cancer Patients

Le’Shaun Williams: Body Language Dr. Fountain Dermatherapy

(November/December, 2011)

Jennifer Boal: Evolve Spa in Scott Towne Center Isn’t Just for Luxury

Wanda Bonet-Gascot: Terapia de Masaje para Pacientes con Cáncer

Sean Davis: Melodic massage

Beth Goren: The healing touch: Body-Mind Centering

Julie Hightman: Holistic massage therapist moves to new clinic in Sandy

Kim Hover: Massage therapist’s nimble fingers truly make it ‘a dog’s life’

Amanda King: Talk, demonstration on Zero Balancing massage

Theresa Labell: Local massage therapist has magic in her fingers

Mark Mills: Massage at work to fight off flu, stress

Lucy Moorman: Light Works Energy Therapy

Kim Novotny: People spending more and more to pamper their pets

Sharon Puszko: Thriving through touch

Suzanne Smith: Discover how sugar is making personal grooming a little bit sweeter

Kristin Taravella: Native daughter returns with muscle therapy business

Sarah Willette: Mu-Xing Massage

(September/October, 2011)

Sorina Durante: Massage therapies benefit body, mind

David Esposito: Massage therapies benefit body, mind

Darcy Fournier: 24 massage therapists train at new spa in Chattanooga

Illinois Valley Community College: Massage more than relaxing

Knox County Career Center School of Massage Therapy: Massage therapy good for body, soul

Denise LaBarre: Author, massage therapist offers parents seminar on stress relief

Mary Lieberman: Who’s doing business in and around New Braunfels, Comal County

Joy Musacchio: Stillpoint…Living in Balance Introduces New Company – Stillpoint Aromatics

Angela Rafferty: Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa—The classic hotel California

Quita Reed: Skin and body salon to hold open house in Coldspring

Ellen Santistevan: Third Goddess; Healing hands will travel to offer different solutions

Jean Sefcovic: Healing Path Massage

Paula Sorg: Huntsville women find many resources for building their own businesses and careers

Doug Walker: Business Profile: LaVida Massage

Jack White: Best Massage—1st Place

Eric Williams: Beneficial treatment

Sara Wirth: Kneading Relief Massage in Grand Ridge rubs out the stress

(July/August, 2011)

Kimberly Blanton: $1k Massage License Fee May Be Eliminated

Scott Butler: Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork course open house Sept. 7

Cindy Carlson-Wilson: Study provides evidence about benefits of massage therapy

Kathy Cesa: Who’s Who: Kathy Cesa, Nurse Turned Massage Therapist

Litahni Coleman: A massage for Alice: Massage therapy for seniors

Joseph DiPuma: Business of Relaxation

Christine Gallagher: Acutonics practitioner employs healing vibrations at natural health center

Norell Leung: 15-Second Pitch: Aina Massage

Bobby Lewis: GNTC massage therapy instructor also has his own practice

Chris Masters: Local School to Give Massages for Charity

Abbey Rhoads: Get to Know: Abbey Rhoads, 25

Aura Rose: Aura Rose expressing healing beauty and life

Darby Trovato: Fundraiser benefiting The Watson Institute to be held July 17-23

Jerri Walston: Jerri Walston incorporates Healing Touch therapy at Sigler Chiropractic and Wellness Center

(May/June, 2011)

Tina Allen: Tina Allen awarded International Massage Therapist of the Year

Tiffanie Burger: Woman of the Year

Jonathan Burt: Everest Institute hosts walk-a-thon for breast cancer research

Chuck Dixon: Massage oasis holds ribbon cutting

Jessica Evans: Massage therapist enjoys healing power of hands-on therapy

Marie Free: Massage therapist has healing touch

Keith Eric Grant: Flying in the Coffin Corner—Air France Flight 447

Joseph McCue: Two-Time Cancer Survivor Finds New Lease On Life

Helen Moss: North Sioux City massage therapist offers help to flood volunteers

L. Rosalind Ojala: Fortuna’s Loving Hands Institute of Healing holds week-long massage event

Sandy Tuttle: Massage therapist gives back to community

Michael Wolfes: Massage therapist soothes sore muscles on the go

(March/April, 2011)

Tracy Bittner: Pets get complementary treatment

Cheryl Close: Great Escape: Relax – Massage therapist sees patients in Channahon and Shorewood

Sadie Coffer: Holistic healing is ‘harmony inspired’

David Crowell: Blindness prompts Freeport man to make career change

Jacki Gethner: Jacki Gethner Treats HIV/AIDS In Women Over 50

Jonathan Goldberg: Relax with a massage this weekend

Amber Hammond: Charlotte massage therapist named Massage Envy Therapist of the Year for North Carolina

Barry Lowe: Relay to promote a cancer-free world

Denise Nickey: Massage therapy licensing adds credibility to industry

Janine Ray: NFL players testify for bill allowing massage therapy without license

Lori Tackman: Massage therapy for the musical set

Ashley Watterson: Tocca Massage Therapy has the Touch

Angela Yoder: Massage therapist opens business in South Hutch

(January 10, 2011)

Meghan Arbogast: For Bandera 100K racers, ‘Rugged and Brutal Beauty’ await

Harry Chrissakis: Lecturer to discuss losing, maintaining weight

Laurie Drogue: Rowley Town Notebook

Jen Dunham: The Joy of Cooking

Cora Edwards: Wide-ranging effects of therapeutic massage help increase popularity

Patricia Halcomb: Massage helps dogs and cats become calm, free of pain, restores their flexibility and helps prepare them for surgery or competition

Danielle Hendrix: Going for the gold

Lisa Kleva-Cook: New adult education courses available at career center

Michael Quibell: Massage therapist has mission to help Maricopans

Gail Steele: Retail Roundup

(December 30, 2010)

Sandra Baughman: Richmond Hill acupuncturist seeks to bring balance and healing

Amy Therese Burk: Local gifts are just the ticket for those last names on list

Jessica Dragan: Rubbing Rover the right way

Stephanie Fountain: Self Therapy expands around three partners

Rita Marie Grudzinski: Chiropractic center’s cookbook benefits Komen foundation

Dianne Kent: Power of touch: Massage offers many health benefits

Dianah Kuhl: High Desert Warrior, Massage therapist offers ‘five-star service’

Kevil Kushle: South County Profile: Kevil Kuchle

Denise Labarre: Girls just wanna … hang loose and have fun!!

Jeraldine Peterson-Mark: Wireless foes gear up for new battle

Charles Robinson: Sympathy on the street, with a nudge about age

Anita H. Tatge: Morton welcomes Granite Valley Business Center

Stephanie Taylor: Massage therapist opens practice in Bishop Hill’s one-time hospital

Crystal Utech: Sweet Escape offering spa services

Jayne Varian: Salon raises $900 to help homeless

Benjamin Vernon: Open for Business

Debbie Webster-Wood: Local Wizards of ‘Ahs’

(November 30, 2010)

Danielle Almendinger: Health Briefs, Prenatal massage workshop for Glenwood YMCA

Karen Elaine Billberry: Rituals, hanging out, talk of who will win fill the night before national cross country championships

Dawn M. Dillon: Briefly, Cut-a-thon benefit

Kenneth J. Dipersio: Business People

Reni Fairman: Business provides relaxation, charity for holiday season

Aime’e Grahe: Health, Fitness and Sports Expo promotes health and wellness

Sabina Gutsell: Cotton Mill Open House schedule

Leandra Jackson: Leandra’s Touch Therapy, South Side Business News November 2010

Katheryn M. Langelier: Prints, paper, paintings and photos

Michele Merhib: Lucky at Losing

Nicole Methot: Williamstown holistic businesses unite

Sammy D. Molitas: Crossfit Workouts in Honolulu

Bonnie Nussbickel: Relax with restorative yoga

Rebecca Ross: White Lily Teas closing storefront, Owner to open studio for herbs and massages

Amy J. Smith: Business Briefs

Sadhana Louise Stupar: Volunteer and community events abound in Sunnyvale and Cupertino on Thanksgiving

Teresa Syperreck: Who’s News in the Grand Valley business community

Stephanie Taylor: New massage practice in The Colony Hospital Bed and Breakfast

Terri Vacek and Stacy Vacek: A New Career and an Authentic Journey

Moonstone White: Local toastmaster earns Triple Crown

(November 10, 2010)

Eugenia Jarema: The Saginaw News All About Women Expo readies for annual show at Ryder Center

Tanna Keller: Liberty massage therapist a 1-stop shop for relaxation, pain relief

Jessica Evans: Therapist always had a knack for massage

Joanne Cole: Inner Balance Day Spa opens in Dunkirk

Kelmie Blake: A life in balance: Healing with a body’s energy

Fritzi S. Schnel: Council Approves First Reading of Revised Massage Business Ordinance

Erica Butto: Dinner honors 20 Under 40 Award winners

Danielle Morris: Work as art: employees at The Studio offer art in all its forms

(October 26, 2010)

Chris L. Widlund: State Considers Licensing Massage Therapists

Jenna Minnes: Community Wellness Clinic to promote affordable health in Tahoe City

Jennifer Sweeney: Her odd, amazing gift to me

Timothy Scott Herold: Blind massage therapist and employer receive honors

Hana Ventura: Village Barber-ettes to mark reopening and unveil new services on Friday

Madeline Norland: Infant massage promotes health and bonding

Debbie Sellick: Cancer support group celebrates 10 years

(October 7, 2010)

Jamie Pettiette-Rhone: Local spa offers Fijian massage

Tracey Moon: European Wellness Center’s Tracey Moon

Kimberly Becker: Belmont artists share the places they’ve been

Benjamin Fox: Communication Helping Blue Hill Massage Business Grow

Victoria Oaks: Daymar instructor, grad offer area ‘essential therapy’

Alison Bentley: Alternative ways to manage the effects of cancer treatment

Bryan Brown: Inaugural event to showcase local businesses

Lynda Kuckenbrod: Area Woman Certified Harp Therapist

Rhonda Lenair: SHE is Your ‘Predictable Miracle’

Andy Trujillo: New Kearney therapist takes hands-on approach to relaxation

Lynn Watson: World Reflexology Week at The Painted Planet Artspace

(September 3, 2010)

Laura Eilers & Brooke Sutor: “Summit County resorts not just ski destinations”

Paule-Dominique Anneheim: On Seeing Beyond, KEST 1450 AM, San Francisco

Frank Arce: “Business Spotlight: Frank P. Arce Massage Therapy”

Ashley Bowen: “Massage therapy takes on a new twist: Humans, animals can both be treated with yoga-like Thai form”

Shannon DeWitt: “Red ribbon at Unwind Massage Therapy”

Jennifer Evans: “Crystal Therapy with Intuitive Jennifer Evans”

Patti Justice: “Austin pregnancy spa opens this month”

Wendy Kauff: “Cortiva Institute Graduate Opens New Visions Massage in Phoenixville”

Carole LaRochelle: “Healing Hands: 9 Massage Techniques That May Improve Your Health”

Heather Lastuka: “Therapist: Medical Massage Popular”

Rachel Madsen: “New massage therapist in SV hoping to ‘help people get better’”

Beverly McKinley: “Stuart massage therapist offers manual lymph node drainage”

Susan Monk: SLGT Photo Project: the Body Dynamic

Mark Pukmel: “Massage office opens in Poughkeepsie art center”

Rob Smith: “New Massage Therapy School Opens in Montrose”

EveryBody Deserves a Massage Week, July 18–24, 2010:

Coverage of Activities Across the Country

Watch staff and students from Everest College in Seattle, Washington, on KCPQ Q13 News

Jodi Hubbell and Lou LaManna Celebrate in Truckee, California

Rhonda Holt (Indianapolis, Indiana) Raises Donations to Benefit Riley’s Children’s Hospital

Hands On Health (Raleigh and East Cary, North Carolina) Offers Free Massages to Area Residents

Helix Wellness Solutions Offers Free Mobile Massage to Nominated Individuals in Phoenix Metro Area

Natural Elements Health Center Collects Nonperishable Food Items for Milaca (Minnesota) Food Pantry

Jeff Figgins Reduces Massage Fees in Turn for Donations to Bangor (Maine) Humane Society

Serenity Day Spa (Ozark, Missouri) Offers Free 30-Minute Massages to Veterans


If your practice was mentioned in print, online, on the radio, or on TV, please let ABMP know. Send an email to differentstrokes@abmp.com with the subject line “Members in the News” and a link to the online news coverage.


(July 14, 2010)

Jennifer Carroll: “Healing through touch: Cancer Services program offers free massages for clients”

Mary Ellen Hill: “Wende Breast Care adds massage, spa services”

Jodi Hubbell: “‘EveryBody’ deserves a Massage Week in Truckee Tahoe”

Christopher Loboda: Video from WFXV, Utica, New York

Danae Miley: Video from WVLT-DT, Knoxville, Tennessee

Jamie Pettiette-Rhone: “Jamie’s spa anniversary celebration set Friday”

Barbara White: Wiregrass Living Magazine

(July 6, 2010)

Shelah Barr: “She rubs pets the right way”

Andrea Creque: “Hands On Health Adds Massage Therapist Andrea Creque To Practice”

Shannon DeWitt: “‘Unwind Massage Therapy’ now open on East Main”

Carole LaRochelle: “From twister cables to pointe shoes: The birth of a Certified Rolfer” (3 part series)

Carolan McFarland: “McFarland rubs people the right way”

Jennifer Schoonover: “Tree of Life offers some health care alternatives”

Wally Ubben: “Senior Health Fair”

(April 15, 2010)

David Dowdy: “Touch therapy comforts fragile patients”

Gary Fineseke: SportsDay DFW “Catching up the blog”

Sharon Roggio: “Massage therapy: Ah, there’s the rub”

Shannon Tessier: “Tessier joins Relaxation Plus in Moorhead”

(March 25, 2010)

Shay Beider: “Soothing therapy is hands-on, and that’s just fine with him”

Lou Ann Brandeberry: “Family medicine”

Mary Ruff: “Business Digest: Massage therapists joins health network”

Elizabeth Schrock: “Everybody Needs a Little Me Thyme”

Lenore Teer: “Local massage therapist took career into her own hands”

(March 9, 2010)

Shannon Lynn Brown: “Massage said to help heal scar tissue”

Camdine Cox:
“Two new massage therapists have set up practice in metro”

Tracey Holderman: “Believing in the power of touch: Hailey Yoga Center offers yoga spa retreat”

Kat Katz: “Quit Your Day Job: Salome”

The Rex Center & Heather Sanders: “Beast of the Bay Awards 2010″

Paula Scott: “Taking care of your heart”

Nicole Shostak: “Open House for Haiti a joint effort”

Laura Lee Soderberg:Yoga and art classes for school children to begin”

(February 16, 2010)

Veronica Armstrong: “GOP contenders for McHenry Co. Board 3 discuss transparency”

Susan Harmuth: “Massage therapist offers nurturing touch”

Linda Ifert: “New Mom Tea & Social Hour”

David Ireland: “Quake Relief: Locals among group of volunteers sent to aid earthquake victims”

Karen McElroy: “The Art of Reiki”

Margie Molina: “Meet Your Merchant: Massage therapist provides much-needed de-stressing”

Tammy Nelson: “Students in massage therapy class find there’s a lot more to it”

Lisa Renaud: “Fayetteville: Renaud finds her center in massage”

Sue Shaver: “The psychic next door”

Desiree Smith: “Valentine’s Day packs economic punch”

Renee Waters: “Health tips will be topic at Feb. 10 Women in Management luncheon”

Ashley Wilson: “Market to offer special event”

(January 27, 2010)

Melissa Benson: “Strong-willed, strong heart: A woman’s weight-loss story”

Ken Bryant: “Lending a touch of hope”

Harvey Caine: “Business Beat”

Shane Carpenter: “Fairmont [WV] Massage: Relax and Feel Better”

Ashley Costas: “Longtime family restauranteurs open surf’n’ turf restaurant”

Margaret Dutcher: “Health Briefs: Infant massage class offered”

Kari Falk: “Massage therapist opens business on Frazee’s Main Ave.”

Bea Furman: “Massage therapist lends hand at center”

Sister Rosalind Gefre: “Finding Minnesota: Sister Rosalind’s Healing Hands”

Amy Hackett: “Delivering a new spa experience”

Lisa Hammons: “Clyde Career Women”

Joni Kaiser: “Kaiser offers massages at The Massage Shoppe”

Moriah McKee: “Bozeman women opt to stay and help at Haitian orphanage”

Andrea Mongillo: “Spotlight: The book on life—A rookie author offers wide-ranging advice”

Krystle Shapiro: “Group promotes holistic wellness”

Denise Young: “Salem Business Builders end-of-year party”

(January 6, 2010)

Jaime Devine and Kelly McCarthy

Aaron Ameny

Patricia Boyd

Steve Cable

Rina Durman

John Earl

Gail Galivan

Susan Guttzeit

Lisa Herz

Debby Jay

Costa John

Holly Jones

Brian Lawrence

Christopher Loboda

Craig Lozzi

Linda Maher

Beth Nolan

Manuel Perry

Sue Rexford

Hildegard Rutter

Jim Schlough

Catherine Senesac

Juliet Stahl-Schehlein

Christine Voss

Nila J. Webster

Dale Winger

(November 30, 2009)

Janet Biondi

John Earl

Jennifer Mulhern

Janet Shelton

D. Shannon Smith

Shannah Tenner

(November 25, 2009)

Angela Houser and Angelia Nash

Lea Allen

Brandi Davis

Angela Ferri

Colleen Fletcher

Farida Gipson Burt

Valencia Green

Richard Hays

Marilyn Kier

Lara Kurtak

Elizabeth Martorana

Pat McDonald

Pam Peretz

Audrey Powell

Brother Bernard Seif

Nadine Steg

Morgan Sturtevant

Kim Musolf