Two Organs

 

In our field, lots of puns and word plays are used that revolve around hands. I am as guilty of this as anyone else; many of ABMP’s tag lines or slogans or titles or cheers or mantras involve “hands,” or some application/derivation thereof (for instance, our newsletters “Knead to Know” and “Different Strokes”). These labels evolve naturally and are easily identifiable.   I read two blog posts today that remind me that success in this field (and actually, EVERY field) is contingent upon the use of two other pretty important body parts—your brain and your heart. Seth Godin is a renowned marketing/branding/human development guru, and my friend (and world’s greatest massage therapist) Angie Parris-Raney shares his blog posts with me on occasion, surreptitiously coaching me to become better at my job (I’m on to you, Angie, and thank you). A recent post resonates with me because he talks about the service culture Tony Hsieh has developed at Zappos. To me, ABMP is defined by its service ethic. Everything we do is based on serving our member, whether it is telephone performance, new systems, or developing new resources. We are driven to provide value to our members. How about you?   The second post was written by a therapist, Steph Lasch, for the “Women in Bodywork Business” blog, and asks a very simple, fundamental question—“What’s Your Story?” She delivers great insight on how YOU are the most important part of your practice.   The head and the heart. Own your business, and make it yours. These two statements may sound the same, but they are not. Your brain owns your business—build the better mousetrap to help you be successful. Your heart makes it yours—give it everything you have.   Thanks to Angie, Seth, and Steph for these valuable reminders.   Follow Les on Twitter.  
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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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