Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

The cover article "Pelvic Tilt & Spinal Compensation," written by Dr. Joe Muscolino, examines how postural dysfunctional patterns of the pelvis can impact the posture of the spine, and offers suggested treatment approaches. A companion podcast with Dr. Muscolino is available on The ABMP Podcast wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts.

Other feature articles include:

"You Can't Fix Your Clients" by David Lobenstine

Approaching your sessions with a shift in your mindset around pain, including in the language you use, can help your clients embrace all aspects of themselves, even the painful ones, so they can inhabit their bodies more fully. Consider these new ways of talking, and working, with your clients.

"Breath in Bodywork" by Bob Haddad

Breathing awareness is largely absent from bodywork training. Consequently, practitioners have minimal awareness of their breath as they work, and not enough attention is paid to the breathing patterns of those they work with. When commonsense breathing concepts are applied to any physical movement, quality and ease are enhanced.

"Is It Impostor Syndrome Or ..." by Allissa Haines

This author revisits her work from three years ago with a wider lens, one that includes both a pandemic and the raised awareness of racial inequity and the systemic, intentional disenfranchisement of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities.

"Listening is a Superpower" by Diane Matkowski

Listen to your clients more than you speak, at least for the first couple of sessions, because no one knows the journey of the body in front of you better than the person who brought it to your office. Ensuring your clients feel heard helps build a better therapist-client relationship.

ABMP members can earn free CE for reading the magazine and passing a quiz in the ABMP Education Center. The quiz for this issue will be available soon, and CE for the March/April 2022 issue is available at www.abmp.com/learn/course/2022-issue-2-massage-bodywork-magazine-march-april-2022.

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News

Oregon Proposes External Pelvic Floor Massage Rules

The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

Blog

Keeping Massage Fresh for Longtime Clients

As much as we want massage therapy to be a routine, we also want it to be an intentional choice every visit because of the client’s love of the service and our care to always meet the client’s (changing) needs.

Blood, Lymph Get Pumped Thanks to Massage

Massage therapy has become a wildly expansive net that has caught, and continues to catch, a slew of methods of bodywork. You can be an authority in all sorts of approaches, spanning from myofascial release to trigger point therapy to cupping to manual lymphatic drainage. And that’s a good thing! 

Benefits

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.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Lymphatic System: An Essential Guide to an Underrated System

Join us for a fascinating look at the underrated lymphatic system, with special emphasis on its structures and functions. Learn the vital role each of the system’s components plays, including lymphangions, nodes, trunks, ducts, and the glorious cisterna chyli. We’ll also look at various lymphatic-related pathologies, including lymphangitis, lymphoma, cardiovascular and traumatic edema, and lymphedema.

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