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 189 – Invest in Yourself and Your Business with Davonna Willis

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with Davonna Willis to discuss what led her to massage therapy, how she became a business coach and CE provider, lessons learned when expanding her massage practice and coaching business, and how to overcome common roadblocks in your massage business.

Ep 187 – Mobile Massage with Michelle Roos

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with Michelle Roos to discuss mobile massage, safety protocols when traveling, marketing and networking techniques, and how to set up travel parameters for efficient booking.

Ep 184 – End Well and Begin Again with Massage Business Blueprint

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds from Massage Business Blueprint to discuss changes for the upcoming year, why you should think of your business as an asset, how keeping your physical space organized helps maintain a healthy mental space, and how to stop procrastinating and start “adulting” in 2022.

Ep 182 – Listening to Expansion and Contraction: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

Aubrey Gowing and Alison Kavanagh, a brother and sister team from Dublin, Ireland, are the founders and college directors at the Holistic College of Dublin. Join Allison Denney as she sits down with Aubrey and Alison to reflect on how the field of massage therapy continues to expand, and how their ability to listen to expansion and contraction continues to point them in the right direction. 

Ep 181 – A Life of Quiet Satisfaction with Ian Harvey

Massage Smart. Massage Lazy. Be the Sloth. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with Ian Harvey, a.k.a. the Massage Sloth, to discuss his new book Massage is Weird, how to treat pain (and dealing with it yourself), client-therapist boundaries in a therapeutic relationship, and how to beat burnout.

Ep 179 – Keeping Clients Safe with Dr. Ben Benjamin

Every therapist wants to help their clients feel better. Unfortunately, there are many cases of well-meaning therapists who have seriously injured their clients. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren speaks with Dr. Ben Benjamin about guidelines to help prevent these occurrences, taking a thorough client history report, keeping your knowledge current, and maintaining humility about what we know—and don’t know.

News

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.

Increasing Education Hours: A Trend on the Rise

Due to a revised federal rule change, states with minimum-hour education requirements lower than 600 are considering increasing their massage therapy program length. Find out which states have already introduced bills that would raise education hours, which massage boards have proposed and made final rule changes, and why this is becoming a national trend.

Blog

ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

Benefits

Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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