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 53 – Hand & Stone Spa Check-In with Nathan Nordstrom

How have things changed from April, since we last spoke with Nathan? Were Hand & Stone Spa policies and procedures successful in reopening? What has MT and client response been like? Listen in as we check in and find out about spa sanitation, volume, and preparedness regarding COVID case increases nationwide.

Ep 51 – COVID-19 Vaccines: What We Know with Ruth Werner

On the heels of the encouraging information from the past two weeks, and information about Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines and their effectiveness, we wanted to check in with our good friend Ruth Werner to get her opinion on a range of topics: the current vaccines in production and the new technology used behind their speedy creation, the potential for long-term effectiveness, virus mutation, and more.

Ep 49 – Combining Manual & Movement Therapies with Dr. Joe Muscolino

Bridging the worlds of manual and movement therapies can be a boon to both practitioner and client. Join us to hear Dr. Joe Muscolino break down his cover feature in the latest Massage & Bodywork magazine. Dr. Muscolino was encouraged by this topic after visiting Singapore on a teaching and education trip several years ago. Listen in to discover how combining the strengthening of muscles with soft-tissue manipulation can perhaps create the best of both worlds.

Ep 47 – Delish Nutrition with Registered Dietitian Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero joins the podcast to discuss her love of healthy food and how that spurred her to become a registered dietician. Alex tells us about how to become better food planners, how to batch cook, and how making one small change in your diet a day can have a profound effect in the long term. We discuss boredom eating, maintaining a healthy diet during a pandemic, her take on a variety of diets (keto, periodic fasting, etc.), and how to encourage your children to become healthy eaters too.  

Ep 46 – Pregnancy Pass Out: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

A pregnant client vomits and loses consciousness in the middle of a massage. The therapist shows remarkable presence of mind and everything worked out fine—but what on earth happened? Would it have been possible to predict such a thing? Carole Osborne, author of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy, A Comprehensive Guide to Prenatal, Labor, and Postpartum Practice, took some time to talk me through this so I could bring some true expertise to this discussion.

Ep 45 – “Good Bodywork is Like Chewing on a Stick” — Addressing Stress Response with Erik Dalton

Massage therapists have the tools clients need, and human touch is the outlet for our anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Erik takes us through valuable research, then guides us on how to down-regulate the stress response. From what to look for when clients enter your practice; to making them feel comfortable; to your communication, eye contact, and first strokes, Erik lets us in to his insights garnered over many years of bodywork practice.


ISPA Announces 2022 Innovate Awards Winners

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced winners of the 2022 ISPA Innovate Awards, celebrating members whose thoughtful and creative innovations advance the spa industry.

Nevada Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.


Eight Reasons Why I Love Being a Massage Therapist

Love Being a Massage Therapist

Taking inspiration from a recent ABMP Facebook thread on the subject, freelance writer and LMT Cindy Williams put together a list of her top eight things she loves about being a massage therapist.


Podcast: Sound Healing with Ben Brown

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Ben Brown, founder of HND + TMPL Massage Therapy, about how sound affects the body, mind, and spirit.

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