Embrace your Inner Nerd

School’s out for summer! What does this mean for you? Are you a mom, thinking, “What am I going to do with these kids all summer?” Or a student saying, “Yippee!”? What if you’re a massage or bodywork therapist? What will summer mean to you and your practice? Consider these facts:
  • Clients crouching in their garden and/or lifting plants and fertilizer;
  • Weekend warriors (like yours truly) running or biking too far, too fast;
  • Shorts-wearers recognizing they need to take better care of their bodies.
How will you provide opportunities for relief and support for those audiences? And have you looked into your own mirror lately? How fit is your business? Q: What tool does nearly every business you connect with have? A: A website. Do you? If not, I have a question for you—WHY NOT? Unless you are incapable of operating a computer (if you were, you probably wouldn’t be reading this), you do not have an excuse. ABMP members get a free website, and it comes with a user-friendly builder so it’s incredibly easy for you to build your own corner in cyberspace. You can also get a sweet 40% discount on the Full Slate scheduling program. And accept credit cards through your smartphone with Intuit GoPayment. I can’t say this any more clearly: YOUR JOB IS TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU. Some companies do that really well. Ever been to an Apple Store? It is a piece of cake to drop a thousand bucks. Friendly, simple, quick, efficient. You leave thinking, “What just happened?” Summer’s also a great time to think about your business strategies between now and the end of the year. Have a solid, regular client? Sign ‘em up for the rest of the year. You need them, and they need the bodywork. Win-win. Ladies and gentlemen, Donald Trump is successful in business! Clearly there is opportunity for the rest of us with more admirable qualities. But it takes “gumption,” as my Mom used to say. Go get ‘em. A heartfelt Memorial Day thank you to our veterans and their families, especially to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. And a big Happy Birthday to brother Bo, and to Mom (we miss you).
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News

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.

Blog

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

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

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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