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

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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