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

Gainful Employment Rules Compliance Updates

Over the past two weeks, the US Department of Education issued updates to the new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations for vocational programs published last fall. This web post addresses the updates to prepare school owners and educators ahead of the July 1, 2024, new GE rule effective date.

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.

Blog

ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

Benefits

Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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