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It's been a busy week around here—our Facebook page has received a lot of comments regarding Massage Envy Spa and some complaints levied against them. Here's a statement we wanted to share:   Thank you to all the massage therapists and bodywork professionals who are expressing their concerns about complaints levied against against Massage Envy Spa. Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is aware of these challenges and is closely monitoring their progression.   We serve all our members—more than 80,000 strong—regardless of where they work or study or teach.   It is easy to make blanket statements or generalizations based on singular incidents portrayed by television news, and social media is an obvious outlet for discontent. We focus on the fact that there are thousands of good massage therapists of high integrity in this country working in a variety of settings, while also remembering that there are some who do not bring honor to the profession. It is one reason why ABMP members are bound by a Code of Ethics and must agree to uphold it as a condition of membership.   We will vigorously defend the right of our members, and all professionals, to work at an environment of their choosing, whether that is a spa, solo practice, chiropractic office, cruise ship, or franchise. We will also continue to advocate for the well-being and professional regard of massage and bodywork professionals in their chosen settings, and work to make sure those who dishonor our profession are appropriately identified and held accountable.   We will continue to do our best to advocate that all employers of massage therapists—Massage Envy Spa included—provide quality conditions and services for practitioners and clients alike. We want every massage therapy client in the United States to feel appreciation for the value of every massage therapy session. That’s how demand grows for massage. ABMP is dedicated to empowering members to practice competently and ethically, and supporting individual practitioners in their pursuit of successful careers, wherever they choose to work.
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News

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Blog

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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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