Back to School—Forms, Printouts, & Videos

These forms and printouts are provided for your use, or to sample from and adapt as fits your school.





Brené Brown Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator Amy Andrews McMaster walks students through a discussion on vulnerability, braving tough times, removing our armor, and finding our call to courage.



A Call to Courage in Times of Adversity: Part One

In Part One Amy applies Brené Brown’s courageous leadership research to manage the ongoing school challenges during COVID-19. Come prepared to recharge with tools that increase resiliency, creativity, and courage through vulnerability among leadership, staff, and students.


"Back to School" Conversation Series

ABMP recently sent a school reopening survey to the education community to hear your reopening concerns, strategies and needs for support. Thank you to the 100+ schools who responded!

After compiling the results, the predominant reopening concerns were related to social distancing, sanitation guidelines, student clinic protocols, and future COVID-19 exposure risks. In talking with schools across the country, we’ve found many have great strategies in place to handle these challenges, so we asked a few to share their plans via our “Back-to-School” Conversation Series below.

We hope you find the information these schools share to be valuable and we invite you to join the conversation in support of the massage education community at large! A heartfelt thank you to the Colorado School of Massage Therapy and Mind Body Institute for getting the conversation going!

Part 1: Social Distancing and Following Sanitation Guidelines

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado


Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee


Part 2: Student Clinic Protocols and Future COVID-19 Exposure Plans

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado


Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee


Part 3: Tips on Distance Learning, Fear, and Words of Encouragement

Chris Smith, Director, Colorado School of Healing Arts, Colorado


Maj-Lis Nash, Owner, Mind Body Institute, Tennessee



Florida Bill Requires Gender-Exclusive Restrooms

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires individuals to use, and certain public spaces to provide, restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth. Find out how House Bill 1521, signed by Governor Ron De Santis, may affect your school.

Arizona Repeals Communication Proficiency Tests

The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.

Texas Adopts New Massage Therapy, Barber, Cosmetology Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases..


Join ABMP at the Premiere Orlando Show

ABMP at Premiere Orlando

ABMP is thrilled to partner with Ann and Lynn Teachworth of Trunamics to offer two CE courses in the massage therapy track at Premiere Orlando, June 3–5, 2023.

Veterans Report CST Can Help with PTSD Symptoms

CranioSacral Therapy and 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.


Podcast: Exploring Plantar Foot Pain

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren are joined by Whitney Lowe to discuss common causes of foot pain (including Morton’s Neuroma), muscle-tendon pathology, and some treatment options for each one.

Podcast: All Islands Meet Underwater

On this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Doug Nelson and Jennifer Crozier discuss why opening a massage therapy clinic is a viable career path and how community relations are the best marketing strategy.

Podcast: Knowing Expectations in the Work Environment

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Nate Nordstrom and Carrie Wiedemann from Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa join Kristin and Darren to discuss knowing your expectations in the work environment and how open communication during an interview can help set the tone during your tenure.

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