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 Florida Board of Massage Therapy (Board) has proposed a new massage therapy rule that amends the definitions section affecting massage therapy schools. ABMP has summarized the proposed rule for you below. If you would like to submit written comments to the Board in support of, or in opposition to, the proposed rules, email Danielle.Terrell@flhealth.gov by November 21, 2022.
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.
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!”
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.
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.