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 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.

Ep 202 – The Leap of Faith: The Paradigm Shift to Becoming a Leader with Amy Andrews McMaster

Can you be a leader and a healer at the same time? In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren sits down with courage-builder and collaborative change-maker Amy Andrews McMaster to discuss the Great Resignation—or better put, the Great Realignment—the characteristics of a leader, the saboteurs that get in the way of our success, and frameworks for navigating your call to courage.

Ep 199 – Nutritious Movement with Katy Bowman

People think that if they’re exercising regularly, they’ve got their bases covered. But is there more to movement than just routine exercise? In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with biomechanist Katy Bowman to discuss the concept of “movement nutrition,” alignment concepts for massage therapists, different kinds of movements our bodies should be doing each day, and what movement exercises MTs could incorporate in their daily lives.

Ep 197 – Reiki in Clinical Practice with Dr. Ann Baldwin

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren sit down with Ann Baldwin, PhD, to discuss how she went from skeptic to convert, her training and studies in the practice of reiki, what research exists that proves the validity and success of reiki, and how reiki is being used in a clinical setting today.

News

Washington Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Washington legislature introduced House Bill 1437, the Massage Compact, in January 2023. The bill will make it easier for licensed massage therapists to work in other jurisdictions. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.

Nebraska Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Nebraska legislature introduced Legislative Bill 280, the Massage Compact, in January 2023. The bill will make it easier for licensed massage therapists to work in other jurisdictions. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.

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!

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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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