MBlex Test Prep Resources & Information from the FSMTB

ABMP is happy to present this webinar featuring Debra Persinger of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) addressing the concerns and feedback of massage and bodywork educators regarding the MBLEx Exam.

MBLEx Resources for Massage and Bodywork Educators

ABMP Exam Coach—ABMP's test-prep program is the best in the profession, featuring practice exams that simulate MBLEx subject weighting, unlimited study quizzes, and student-tracking ability for schools that sign up a full class.

Oh No, You Failed the MBLEx! Don't Panic—ABMP's Director of Education Anne Williams provides helpful tips for students who have failed the MBLEx but are dedicated to passing the next time.

ABMP Student Life—This free program from ABMP guides your students through school, building capacity and teaching healthy study habits. As students get closer to graduation, the messages and resources provided are tailored to passing the MBLEx exam.

How to Write Quiz Questions—This document, referenced in the presentation, gives you an overview of the process of creating quality multiple choice questions like those seen on the MBLEx.

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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