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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Send questions, topic ideas, and guest recommendations to podcast@abmp.com, and we may answer your question on a future podcast.


Ep 131 – Grounding: Talking Energy Medicine with Amelia Vogler

Amelia Vogler had a “humdinger” of a family life growing up in North Carolina. She was influenced by both her father’s funeral home business and her mother’s horticultural background. From her father, she learned about grief and therapeutic space, and from her mother she learned about physical and spiritual blooming and flowering. Amelia joins the podcast to talk about the challenge of growing up an empath.

Ep 126 – Trauma Touch with Chris Smith

Trauma fundamentally alters our sense of safety, overwhelms our normal coping mechanisms, causes us to feel helpless, and becomes an instant habit. Chris Smith is a trained professional in trauma touch and takes us through recognizing trauma in ourselves and in our clients, addressing long-term physical and emotional effects. Chris gives listeners advice for recognizing trauma on the massage table and the dos and don’ts of working with clients, all the while cognizant of scope of practice.

Ep 125 – Kienböck’s Disease: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

What happens when a bone that forms a major pivot point in the wrist falls apart? A friend of a massage therapist is looking for some self-massage ideas as she recovers from a pioneering surgery on her wrist to repair damage from a rare and painful condition called Kienböck’s disease. Or lunatomalacia. Or avascular necrosis of the lunate. Kienböck’s disease? What is it? And why does it lead to wrist reconstruction surgery? And will massage therapy make this worse?

Ep 124 – Massage Philanthropy and Volunteerism with Angie Parris-Raney

What does bodywork volunteerism look like? When finding your philanthropy path, ask yourself these questions: What are you good at? What does the world need? What brings you joy? Listen in as Angie Parris-Raney and Kristin Coverly discuss their background and experiences with helping people and organizations through their hands-on skills. From donating their time at races and sporting events, to helping children in Peru, these two practitioners talk about using their bodywork as a gift to their communities and around the world.


Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.


New CE Course: Stretching the Hip

Dr. Joe Muscolino displays a massage therapy technique.

The new ABMP CE course, “Stretching the Hip,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1.5 CE hours.


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