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 214 – Run Your Practice, Love Your Life with Rachel Beider

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with author and CEO Rachel Beider to discuss the growth of her company, PRESS Modern Massage, how the concept of servant leadership guides her approach to management, and advice to other practitioners wishing to make the leap into private practice themselves.

Ep 212 – If These Hands Could Talk with Mandy Urena

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Mandy Urena, author of If These Hands Could Talk: The Girl Who Touched the World, about the global power of massage, her insight on how massage is viewed differently around the world, her advice to MTs who wish to blend travel and bodywork, and what motivated her to write a massage memoir.

Ep 210 – Studying Ligamentous Pain from the Inside with Rob Libbey: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

Rob Libbey's years of studying and practicing bodywork came to a screeching halt when he suffered multiple bone fractures to the chest from a car accident. But Rob turned his misfortune into an inside look at what exactly is happening with ligamentous pain patterns and recovery. His book, Ligamentous Pain Referral Patterns, and his classes on Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques are proof in the pudding. 

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.

News

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

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Blog

Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.

Benefits

ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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