You’re Invited! ABMP Movie Night
Join us for this special edition of our ABMP CE Socials events: Movie Night!
Reserve your seat in our virtual movie theater to watch the 30-minute documentary film “Touched: A Massage Story,” featuring ABMP member Jonathan Grassi. Jonathan and filmmaker Chandler Toffa will be with us to interact with you while the movie plays and for a 30-minute live Q&A session afterward!
This interactive online event is free for everyone in the profession: ABMP members and nonmembers. There is no CE credit associated with this event.
BYOP: Bring Your Own Popcorn!
Movie Night Information
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. MT
Missed the live event? View the documentary film in the ABMP Education Center for free until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021!
“Touched: A Massage Story” by filmmaker Chandler Toffa and featuring ABMP member Jonathan Grassi
Touched: A Massage Story unfolds the art of human connection through the hands of a massage therapist. The hands are ABMP member Jonathan Grassi’s, but they represent those of so many in our profession.
Jonathan’s story—of hard work and perseverance, loss and disillusionment, healing and hope—reflects the story of many of his colleagues. They have struggled through financial hardship. (In the film, Jonathan mentions how for years his top-line massage table was the most expensive thing he owned!) Therapists have faced difficulties and built practices—and their clients appreciate their work.
Touched: A Massage Story is a film that gives us an opportunity to bring much-deserved attention to our profession. Seasoned massage therapists who have seen the documentary say they’re inspired by it. New therapists say they’re encouraged by it, buoyed by the hope it brings them to work through the frequently difficult early years in our profession. Commonly, therapists who have viewed the film say it increases their commitment and passion for the profession.
Nontherapist viewers say the documentary increases their respect and understanding of our profession because it shows the training, commitment, and dedication of our professionals. Jonathan’s goal has always been to elevate our profession and increase the public’s understanding of massage as a pillar of the health-care system. Touched is an avenue to achieve this goal—and help our profession as a whole.
Touched: A Massage Story can be a message of hope for all massage therapists. It can be an example of cultural awareness and human connection across the globe.
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. MDT: Movie with community chat and presenter Q&A chat
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. MDT: Live Q&A with Jonathan and Chandler
All times listed are for the mountain time zone.
The event starts at 4 p.m. PT | 5 p.m. MT | 6 p.m CT | 7 p.m. ET
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Interact with the Presenters
During the ABMP Movie Night event, you’ll have the opportunity to submit questions to the the filmmakers in the chat room. After the movie, Jonathan and Chandler will join us via live video feed for a live Q&A session.
There is no CE credit associated with this special ABMP Movie Night event.
If you have any questions, please contact us! We love hearing from our members:
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Frequently Asked Questions
What if I register, but am not able to attend the live event? Will I be able to watch the movie later?
Yes, but not for long! The movie will be available to view in the ABMP Education Center through Thursday, June 24 at 11:59 p.m. mountain time.
Previous ABMP CE Socials Events
February 24, 2021: "Introduction to Oncology Massage: Part 1" with Healwell's Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan
March 23, 2021: “Assessing and Treating Tennis and Golfer's Elbow” with Dr. Joe Muscolino
May 27, 2021: "Centering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Our Practices" with Shana Chivon