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 12 – Improving Your Client Communication Skills with Dr. Kerry Mitchell

What does successful client communication look like? It involves active listening, foregoing judgment and assumptions, and clear direction. University of Denver assistant teaching professor Dr. Kerry Mitchell guides listeners on being present for your clients during COVID-19, “selling the why” during difficult conversations, and being aware of verbal triggers.

Ep 10 - “Supercharging Standard Precautions” with Massage Mastery Online’s Anne Williams

Preventing Disease Transmission in Massage Practice author Anne Williams talks about transitioning textbooks from print to digital, effective teaching methods, and supercharging MT practices with guidance on best practices for ensuring practitioner and client safety. Darren also checks in with pathology expert Ruth Werner on recent WHO statements regarding asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19.

Ep 8 – Conversations in Quarantine – Interview with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds (Massage Business Blueprint) – Part 2

In Part 2 of our discussion with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds of Massage Business Blueprint, we discuss short-term business triage ideas and long-term goals, planning for worst-case scenarios and unpredictability, accounting basics and financial literacy, impostor syndrome, developing your dream practice, diversification, and productivity in a downtime. 

Ep 7 – Conversations in Quarantine – Interview with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds (Massage Business Blueprint) – Part 1

Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds, the team behind Massage Business Blueprint and Massage & Bodywork magazine’s column Blueprint for Success, join us to discuss current life without massage and touch, client communication during a crisis, Allissa’s decision to close her practice, and what’s the secret sauce that makes up MBB's services and membership offerings.

News

Texas Massage Therapy Advisory Board Vacancies

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is looking to fill two vacancies on the Texas Massage Therapy Advisory Board with qualified applicants: one seat is open for a licensed massage therapist and one seat is open to a public member. Find out how you can apply!

New Hampshire Establishment Licensing Bill

The New Hampshire legislature introduced House Bill 341, which would create massage therapy establishment licensing. The bill is being heard by the Executive Departments and Administration Committee (Committee) at 10:45 a.m. EST on January 25. If you are opposed to establishment licensure, ABMP encourages you to advocate and speak your mind by emailing your opinions to the Committee.

Maryland Board of Massage Vacancies

The Maryland Department of Health is accepting nominations for three positions on the Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners. ABMP has the opportunity to nominate three professional members and is now accepting applications from licensed massage therapists. Apply before March 20, 2023.

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Benefits

PODCAST: Pediatric Touch Therapy with Tina Allen

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Tina Allen, founder of Liddle Kidz Foundation, about the differences between infant and pediatric massage and other topics.

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