ABMP CE Summit: Tips from the Pros

These short-but-powerful biz and self-care tips presentations will take place during the 2021 ABMP CE Summit!

Day 1: October 26

  • 11:25 a.m. MDT: Biz Tips from the Pros "Six-Figure Money Mindset for MTs" with Qiana Thompson
  • 11:30 a.m. MDT: Self-Care Tips from the Pros "Feldenkrais Techniques for Self-Care Between Sessions" with Chrish Kresge
  • 1:10 p.m. MDT: Biz Tips from the Pros "The Power of the Pause" with Diane Matkowski
  • 1:20 p.m. MDT: Self-Care Tips from the Pros "Basic Qi Gong" with Angie Parris-Raney

Day 2: October 27

  • 11:25 a.m. MDT: Biz Tips from the Pros "Tips for Trademarking Your Brand" with Terrance Bonner
  • 1:10 p.m. MDT: Biz Tips from the Pros "A Practitioner's Guide to Thrive and Grow" with Davonna Willis
  • 1:20 p.m. MDT: Self-Care Tips from the Pros "Cupping: Self-Treatment for Carpal Tunnel and Bicipital Tendinitis" with Joi Edwards

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Meet the Pros

Terrance Bonner

Terrance Bonner is an award-wining practitioner with a dual license in massage therapy and esthetics and the owner of the The Glam Station Spa in Columbus, Mississippi. He is the author of Determination+Core Values=Success and is confident that sharing his struggles, failures, and advice will help the next generation of business owners reach past their insecurities and build thriving businesses that sustain past this pandemic and continue to grow for years to come. Learn more at www.iamterrancebonner.com.

Angie Parris-Raney

Angie Parris-Raney is a licensed massage therapist and the advertising director for ABMP. She is Chopra Center Certified in meditation and ayurvedic lifestyle. Her training explores physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. You can see Angie in ABMP’s Meditate & Move series that runs every Wednesday on ABMP’s Facebook page. Angie is also the founder of the nonprofit Project Inti, an organization that provides aid to low-income Peruvian families and communities. Learn more at www.projectinti.org.

Joi Edwards

Dr. Joi Edwards is both a licensed massage therapist and a licensed physical therapist.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, a doctorate degree in physical therapy, and has a specialization in orthopedic manual therapy.  She has extensive experience in the orthopedic field with both injuries and surgical conditions. She works full time as a physical therapist, owns her own continuing education company (Owlchemy Education) and successfully fuses the science of orthopedics with the art and intuition of massage, bridging both worlds together with the magic of silicone cups! Learn more at https://owlchemyeducation.com/.

Chrish Kresge

Chrish Kresge has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method across the world for over 22 years in places such as the US, Ghana, Morocco, France, and Nepal. She works with people of all ages and abilities, using movement as the primary tool for improving function, self-awareness, posture, voice, and wellness. She is passionate about using her diverse skills and background to help people find their optimal selves and innate dignity. Kresge recently co-edited a book about the Feldenkrais Method, Learning Through Movement. She maintains an active private practice and teaches five group Feldenkrais classes per week in her studio in northwest Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.chrishkresge.com.

Diane Matkowski

Diane Matkowski has been practicing therapeutic massage for more than 25 years and her business, Freedom Massage, has provided therapeutic massage to mor than 12,000 clients. She moderates The Massage Mentor closed group on Facebook and is co-founder of the newly launched The Massage Mentor Institute. In 2010, she was the official massage practitioner for the Philadelphia Independence, a women’s professional soccer team. She is the author of The Massage Therapist’s Guidebook and The Body is Art. For more information, visit freedommassage.com and themassagementorinstitute.com.

Qiana Thompson

Qiana Thompson has been a sports and orthopedic massage therapist for over 20 years and has run Body Realm Center Inc., a successful myofascial therapy, sports and orthopedic massage therapy practice, for the past 10 years. She helps massage therapists, bodyworkers, and wellness professionals restructure their business to be more authentic to the therapist and position them to earn six figures and more through her business coaching. Learn more at www.QianaThompson.com.

Davonna Willis

Davonna Willis is a health and wellness practitioner, entrepreneur, and advocate for her clients and students. She owns 4 Nineteen Education & Training where she teaches massage courses and is a marketing and strategy consultant to new business owners. Learn more at www.4nineteeneducation.com.


Event Information

This online education conference focuses on essential tools for the upper body on day one and the lower body on day two. Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with the course instructors live online, learn tools to help your practice, and connect with your massage and bodywork community! This event—including 6 hours of CE—is free for ABMP members and just $99 for nonmembers!

Your event registration gives you access to all of the presentations and course replays after the event.

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