I sometimes struggle with what to say in my blog, but if you can’t write a blog posting at Thanksgiving, what good are you? Here are my thoughts as we approach Thanksgiving 2010.
Part of being thankful is recognizing and supporting those who have not been as fortunate and appreciating that in some occasions you have been spared.
I have spoken with many of our members over the past year and have heard about the challenges that many of you face, in particular due to the economy. I talked to a member last week who is working like crazy in an attempt to pay the rent and support her children and grandchild, who have recently moved in with her.
I think of the unspeakable horror faced by the citizens of Haiti, whose tragedy moved off the headlines but hasn’t ended, or the victims of the floods in Pakistan.
I think of the pain my mother-in-law endured through her fight with cancer, and the pain of missing her that my wife bears.
In comparison, most of the mundane challenges that we face every day are minor swells on otherwise smooth seas.
I give thanks for a wonderful family, the work I have been blessed to do, the friends I get to do it with, and the wonderful people I get to do it for.
I wish you all health, peace, and a fully-booked practice schedule this Thanksgiving.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.
The Denver Post has announced the results of its annual Top Workplaces survey. We are proud to announce that Professional Assist Corp, ABMP’s employee-owned parent company, was named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Denver Post for the fourth year in a row. The recognition is based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by the research firm Energage.
Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, identified a neural circuit and neuropeptide in mice that transmits the sensation of pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.
Noriko Smith was one of the winners of ABMP’s Massage is for EveryBody 2021 contest, and we wanted to share more of her story, which exemplifies the inclusive values of this campaign. Please join us in celebrating Noriko!
Manual lymph drainage certification offers massage therapists and bodyworkers a way to niche their practices for a growing client population. Read this blog post to learn more about educational training opportunities from the Academy of Lymphatic Studies.
The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.
In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!
Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.