ABMP Podcasts for Massage Therapists & Bodyworkers

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Exploring the issues and challenges unique to the massage and bodywork community.

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Ep 209 – How to Avoid Violating Client Boundaries with Dr. Ben Benjamin

Cultivating sensitivity and trust is essential to keeping clients safe—especially as we are aware that many women and men have experienced physical or sexual trauma. In this episode, Dr. Ben Benjamin discusses how to avoid violating client boundaries and whether maintaining boundaries is a shared responsibility between client and therapist.

Ep 207 – Fascia and Integral Anatomy with Gil Hedley

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin speaks with Gil Hedley about his philosophy around integral anatomy, the different layers of fascia, why fascia responds better to a gentle approach, and how working in the dissection lab helped him to appreciate, explore, and embody the wonders of the human form.

Ep 205 – Teeter Totter . . . Boom: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

The relationship between the sternocleidomastoid and the upper traps is a lot more complicated than you think. Between the up and down, yes and no, and round and round decisions we all make every day, the balancing act of these two muscles can be like a seesaw that has definitely seen better days. Join Allison as she expands the posterior triangle of the neck and offers some insights to bring a little balance back. 

Ep 203 – Bowel Resection and Colostomy and Colostomy Reversal : “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

An older client has a complicated set of surgeries on her colon. Is it safe to receive massage? It depends, of course. But what does it depend on? Join us for this discussion of bowel resections, colostomies, and colostomy repairs—and find out one of Ruth’s very favorite pathology-related words. (Hint: it means “poop stone.”) Plus, there’s a really bad pun.

Ep 202 – The Leap of Faith: The Paradigm Shift to Becoming a Leader with Amy Andrews McMaster

Can you be a leader and a healer at the same time? In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren sits down with courage-builder and collaborative change-maker Amy Andrews McMaster to discuss the Great Resignation—or better put, the Great Realignment—the characteristics of a leader, the saboteurs that get in the way of our success, and frameworks for navigating your call to courage.

Ep 199 – Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

People think that if they’re exercising regularly, they’ve got their bases covered. But is there more to movement than just routine exercise? In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with biomechanist Katy Bowman to discuss the concept of “movement nutrition,” alignment concepts for massage therapists, different kinds of movements our bodies should be doing each day, and what movement exercises MTs could incorporate in their daily lives.

News

New Massage Board Created in Alabama

On May 15, 2024, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 137, terminating the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and its functions to create the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Learn key takeaways from the bill and how its passage may affect you.

Tennessee Regulatory Update

Tennessee massage therapy education requirements increased from 500 hours to 650. ABMP would like to share an update to explain how that change came about and give some overdue credit to those who made it happen.

Alabama Board in Jeopardy of Dissolution

Without your support, the Alabama massage therapy profession is in danger of losing its regulatory board, which could result in inconsistent regulation or none at all. Call Governor Kay Ivey to encourage the passage of Senate Bill 137 to protect massage regulation.

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