New September/October Issue of Massage & Bodywork with CE Available

Read the newest issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine online, then pass a short quiz in the ABMP Education Center at www.abmp.com/ce to earn 2 CE hours.

In this issue, learn the latest about COVID-19 complications and the implications for massage therapists, get the latest advice for prenatal and postpartum massage during the coronavirus pandemic, explore bodywork and water therapies, and join in the conversation, “Is the client always right?”

Features include:

"COVID-19–Related Complications" by Ruth Werner

Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects so many tissues in so many ways, and because its effects can be long-lasting, massage and bodywork clients who have had this infection—even those with mild versions—may bring with them some health concerns that are relevant to our decision-making process.

"Prenatal and Postpartum Massage Therapy During a Pandemic" by Carole Osborne

As data emerges regarding the effects of COVID-19 on pregnant people, the implications for MTs when they become our clients is ambiguous and incomplete. Staying informed is an ethical imperative.

"The Client Is Always Right . . . Really?" by Cal Cates and Kerry Jordan

Educating misinformed massage clients takes finesse and curiosity. Listening to what’s being said and readying yourself with a clear communication strategy are valuable skill sets.

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News

Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

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.

New CE Course: Stretching the Hip

Dr. Joe Muscolino displays a massage therapy technique.

The new ABMP CE course, “Stretching the Hip,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1.5 CE hours.

Benefits

Podcast: Gainful Employment (and the 100% Rule)

Les Sweeney, president and CEO of ABMP, and Lance Hostetter, ABMP director of government relations, explain the 100% rule, the flaws within the rule, and the Interstate Massage Compact.

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