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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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Lauri Nemetz speaks about how her background in art history, dance and movement therapy, and anatomical dissection helped weave together the many facets of the evolving area of myofascial research.

A client is a survivor of childhood trauma. She is a single parent of two children with special needs. She appreciates massage, but her massage therapist is worried they’re not helping enough.

One would think that the knee, one of anatomy’s most used and abused joints, would have a little better engineering behind it. It doesn’t. And there’s a lot that can go sideways.

Many bodyworkers could avoid injury or burnout simply by changing their massage lubricants. But, how do we match the lubricant to the client?

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Cindy Meiskin joins to discuss the National Association of Spa Franchises (NASF), the new employment verification system (EVS).

A client calls a local massage therapist with the right kind of expertise, but reveal they are concerned about their toenail fungus and the risk it could spread.

Despite the chaos of our cultural predicaments, you can learn to live beyond your busy mind and experience more “on” days—days where you are in flow. 

In our Third Annual Shingles Episode, we consider a client who developed shingles soon after receiving massage. Is it possible that the massage caused it?

The application of opposing techniques within a short time frame can bring your clients into a deeper awareness of self and a greater perception of balance.

A client reports she has been diagnosed with pelvic organ prolapse. She is young and otherwise healthy, but her body seems to be falling apart. Is there anything massage therapy can do to help?

For thousands of years, various cultures have used sound as a tool for healing. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Ben Brown about how sound affects the body, mind, and spirit

A young woman is newly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. Is massage therapy safe? Can it be helpful? What does a massage therapist need to know ahead of time?