New August Episodes from The ABMP Podcast

New episodes of The ABMP Podcast are available at www.abmp.com/podcasts, or wherever you prefer to download and listen. Recent episodes this month also feature Ruth Werner's new series "I Have a Client Who ...", which explores unique client stories. If you'd like to be featured on an upcoming episode, share a client story (identifying details removed) with Ruth at ihaveaclientwho@abmp.com.

Here are details on some of the recently released episodes:

Episode 23:
The State of PPE in Massage with Zeel's Alison Harmelin and Amir Hemmat

Alison Harmelin, co-founder of Zeel, and Amir Hemmat, senior director of public health and workplace safety for Zeel, talk about the current state of personal protective equipment (PPE) for massage therapists. Alison and Amir discuss how even the regulatory agencies we depend on to guide us are overwhelmed as a result of the pandemic, and how the three Fs—fraud, fear, and frantic activity—are complicating the PPE marketplace, making it challenging for therapists to procure the proper PPE from providers they can trust.

Episode 22: 
Fractured Sternum—“I Have a Client Who …” with Ruth Werner

A client who was recently in a motor vehicle accident was “cleared for massage” by her primary care provider. But it turns out she had no X-rays and that hid the fact that she sustained a fracture to her sternum. What is the responsibility of the massage therapist when a client has been “cleared for massage”? Ruth has some thoughts.

Episode 21:
Lighten Up and Slow Down with Cathy Ryan: A Discussion About Fascia and Scar Tissue

Cathy Ryan loves discussing fascia and its relation to bodywork. Today, her advice is to slow down and lighten up pressure. In this podcast, Cathy talks about scar tissue management and understanding the process of facilitating change to new and mature tissue after insult.

Episode 20:
Undiagnosed Rash: What Do You Think It Is? “I Have a Client Who …” with Ruth Werner

An older long-time client is on the table, midway through her massage. When the MT undrapes her leg, she finds a string of red blisters from the client’s buttock down the leg. “Oh, yeah, it’s kind of itchy,” says the client. In this episode, we talk about undiagnosed skin lesions, how carefully we need to communicate to clients about them, and take a deeper dive into shingles.

Episode 19:
“Change Your Breath, Change Your Health” with James Nestor, bestselling author of Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

Is breath the missing pillar of health? Bestselling author James Nestor believes so. Learn about Nestor’s radical breathing experiments and listen to find out his techniques for optimal breathing.

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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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