New January/February 2021 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Available to Read and Earn Free CE

The January/February 2021 issue of Massage & Bodywork is out! Read it online now, then take a short quiz to earn free CE in the ABMP Education Center.

In this issue, learn about restoring pelvic floor integrity after childbirth with information-packed articles from Thomas Myers and Machelle Varma, and read David M. Lobenstine’s account of what he’s learned about himself and his practice during the coronavirus pandemic. Plus, explore tendon pathologies in the wrist and forearm with Whitney Lowe and the painful effects of lipedema with Ruth Werner.

Features include:

“Resolving Wounds of Childbirth” by Thomas Myers

Childbirth can sometimes lead to instability, pain, and dysfunction in the pelvic area. Take a look at how manual therapy can help.

“Pelvic Floor Dysfunction” by Machelle Varma

There are some kinds of pain women don't talk about—unless you're willing to broach the subject for them. Understanding the physiology of pelvic floor dysfunction and the options for treatment can help clients get over their shame and relieve their pain.

“Standing Ground with Animals” by Lola Michelin

Presence, intention, and groundedness are essential as an animal bodyworker. Being grounded encourages nonverbal conversation and establishes trust.

Read the new issue online at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. To earn free CE for reading this issue, take a short quiz in the ABMP Education Center.

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News

Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.

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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