ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is an exciting members-only app that lets massage therapists and bodyworkers quickly and easily refresh your anatomy and muscle knowledge wherever and whenever with just a few clicks.
Exclusively available as a benefit of ABMP professional membership, or for students as part of ABMP Exam Coach Plus, ABMP Five-Minute Muscles covers the seven muscle regions and 83 muscles most often addressed by professional massage therapists, giving you muscle actions, origins, and insertions, plus muscle-specific palpation and technique videos from master massage therapist Clint Chandler, and illustration and cadaver dissection videos from Dr. Joe Muscolino.
ABMP members, take 5 minutes now and see how easy it is to get muscle facts at your fingertips! Not a member? Explore the levator scapulae in this demo version.
If you’re not an ABMP member, you can get ABMP Five-Minute Muscles, ABMP Pocket Pathology, hundreds of hours of free CE in the ABMP Education Center, professional massage liability insurance, and much, much more by joining today!
How Can I Use the ABMP Five-Minute Muscles App?
Whether you use it as a fun and helpful review in your off hours or an emergency check-in between clients or after intake, ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is intuitive, easy to use, and ready to bring you results that can support your hands-on work. Here are a few ways our ABMP staff massage therapists have used the app:
- Review a muscle before a client session.
- Show a client the muscles you’ll work on.
- Quiz yourself, or a fellow massage therapist.
- Conduct an in-depth muscle review plan.
- Quickly refresh yourself on a muscle after client intake.
- Learn new muscle-specific techniques.
- Practice your palpation along with the videos.
Interested in seeing how it works? Try a demo to explore muscle-specific technique videos and information about the levator scapulae.
Sample Technique Video from ABMP Five-Minute Muscles
Getting Started with ABMP Five-Minute Muscles for ABMP members
- Log in to your ABMP membership for access, or go directly to ABMP Five-Minute Muscles.
- Choose the region of the muscle
(Pro tip: If you know the muscle you’re looking for, use the search function to get there even faster)!
- Find your muscle either by name, or by scrolling through the pictures and recognizing its location.
- Explore the facts, or dig deeper and watch videos with specific tips for palpating and working on your muscle of choice.
(Pro tip: You can “favorite” a muscle using the star function to save it for later, plus ABMP Five-Minute Muscles automatically tracks the last five muscles you’ve visited).
ABMP Five-Minute Muscles is just the beginning of the continuing education and resources that are readily available to our members. Explore all benefits of ABMP membership and transform your career as a professional massage therapist.