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“I recently switched from AMTA and WOW! Love ABMP. Not a thing I thought I would ever say about my insurance or professional organization.” —Nicole

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Online CE Courses

Home to 600+ video-based webinars, the ABMP Education Center provides members free CE, and non-members the option to purchase course access.

Massage & Bodywork Magazine

Stay informed and inspired, learn new skills, and boost your practice with our award-winning magazine, delivered to members in print and available online for anyone.

The ABMP Podcast

Explore the issues and challenges unique to the massage and bodywork community with expert voices. Weekly episodes available online or wherever you access your favorite podcasts.

Five-Minute Muscles

Navigate through muscle-specific palpation and technique videos, plus actions, origins, and insertions, for the 83 muscles most commonly addressed by bodyworkers.

“I feel that ABMP has taken a leadership role during this pandemic. ABMP's information, classes, and podcasts tackle relevant topics we are dealing with now.” —Eileen

Practitioners

News

Alaska Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

The Alaska Board of Massage Therapists has proposed massage therapy rules that affect education and continuing education requirements. Submit written comments before December 27, 2022.

Oregon Seeks Applicants for Grant Program Advisory Committee

The Healthy Oregon Workforce Training Opportunity (HOWTO) Grant Program is seeking people to serve on the HOWTO Grant Program Advisory Committee. If you are a motivated leader committed to advancing health equity, trauma-informed workspaces, and expanding the health-care workforce in Oregon, apply before December 15, 2022.

Blog

Earthlite Strives for Top Craftsmanship

Earthlite Strives for Top Craftsmanship.

Earthlite strives on a daily basis to serve its customers in a positive, friendly, and refreshing manner. Earthlite continually searches for ways to make its products better while maintaining its environmental policies. 

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

Upledger Craniosacral Therapy.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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