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.

Forms

Printouts

Checklists

Videos—Students

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.

 

Videos—Schools

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

 

News

Oregon Proposes External Pelvic Floor Massage Rules

The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

Blog

Keeping Massage Fresh for Longtime Clients

As much as we want massage therapy to be a routine, we also want it to be an intentional choice every visit because of the client’s love of the service and our care to always meet the client’s (changing) needs.

Blood, Lymph Get Pumped Thanks to Massage

Massage therapy has become a wildly expansive net that has caught, and continues to catch, a slew of methods of bodywork. You can be an authority in all sorts of approaches, spanning from myofascial release to trigger point therapy to cupping to manual lymphatic drainage. And that’s a good thing! 

Benefits

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.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Lymphatic System: An Essential Guide to an Underrated System

Join us for a fascinating look at the underrated lymphatic system, with special emphasis on its structures and functions. Learn the vital role each of the system’s components plays, including lymphangions, nodes, trunks, ducts, and the glorious cisterna chyli. We’ll also look at various lymphatic-related pathologies, including lymphangitis, lymphoma, cardiovascular and traumatic edema, and lymphedema.

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