ABMP Back Pain Summit Reaches Thousands

The ABMP Back Pain Summit took place Monday, October 12, reaching 13,000-plus registrants from around the world, making it the largest gathering of massage therapists and bodyworkers ever.

Presenters included Clint Chandler, Drew Freeman and Rick Garbowski, Whitney Lowe, Douglas Nelson, Til Luchau, Diana Thompson, and Heath and Nicole Reed.

Replays of the conference will be available for the next seven days. Attendees are still eligible to earn 7 CE hours.

To register and view replays of the ABMP Back Pain Summit, visit https://worldmassageconference.leadpages.co/backsummit/


Florida Extends License Renewal Date

Due to Hurricane Idalia’s devastating impact, license renewal deadlines have been pushed back for some professionals, including massage therapists and their businesses. Practitioners now have until October 2, 2023, to renew their professional and establishment licenses.

New Jersey, New Rules? Comment Before October 6!

The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy issued proposed rules that would impact clinical education, continuing education, and devices that cause percussions or vibrations.



Featured ABMP Discount Partner: Spafinder

Spafinder has been a trusted resource for well-being and self-care for more than 30 years. With gift cards sold in 40,000 retail locations and more than 4 million Spafinder.com visitors annually, it’s a perfect additional revenue stream for your business. For a limited time, ABMP members can try Spafinder’s Enhanced listing for six months for only $2 per month (typically $79 per month). After that, members can continue receiving the benefits of this program at a reduced rate of $29 per month.

Podcast: Smart Phone, Dumb Biomechanics

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with David Lesondak about how smartphones affect the biomechanics of neck tilt and ergonomic considerations people can take to avoid excessive smartphone-related neck tilt.

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