For the month of July, ABMP members can watch Touched: A Massage Story at a 50% discount with the code ABMP at bodyworkforliberation.com/documentary. The 30-minute, award-winning documentary presents the art of massage in many traditions around the globe and features ABMP member Jonathan Grassi. It was recently spotlighted in an ABMP CE Socials event that was open to the profession, and you can watch a Q&A from the event with Grassi, director Chandler Toffa, and ABMP's Kristin Coverly at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c6rGXDotN8. In addition, The ABMP Podcast episode featuring Toffa and Grassi is available at www.abmp.com/podcasts/ep-114-touched-massage-story-abmp-movie-night-jonathan-grassi-and-chandler-toffa, or wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts.
Touched: A Massage Story explores what it takes to be a massage therapist, from the challenges to the deep rewards. The hands are Grassi's, but the story is that of so many massage therapists. With scenes ranging from Grassi’s clinic in the mountains of Colorado to the World Championship in Massage in Denmark, viewers are taken on a journey through the heart of massage. Therapists who have watched the film say it creates a sense of connection with all those who practice this ancient art throughout the world. Watch it at bodyworkforliberation.com/documentary
“This film honors the profession. It’s a beautiful experience.” —Darren Buford, Editor-in-Chief of Massage & Bodywork magazine and Senior Director, Communications, ABMP
Jonathan Grassi, world champion massage therapist and founder of Bodywork for Liberation, is dedicated to promoting somatic bodywork and advancing the field of massage therapy. Jonathan’s approach is gleaned from over 2,700 hours of body-centered training. His education at the Colorado School for Somatic Studies and at the Institute for Phenomenal Touch, where he received the Master Instructor designation, contributes to his standing as a nationally recognized somatic bodywork leader. He was featured in the documentary Touched: A Massage Story.