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Coronavirus and Massage—FAQs

Can I or should I work? - On March 16, 2020, ABMP issued a statement strongly encouraging all massage and bodywork practitioners to suspend practice, as social distancing is not feasible in massage...

Adverse Events in Massage Therapy: Collected Case Reports

In the May/June 2020 issue of Massage & Bodywork, Ruth Werner writes about endangerment sites and the risk of adverse events in massage therapy.

Here is a continued resource list of additional case reports detailing adverse effects in massage therapy.

Financially Surviving COVID-19 for Massage Therapists

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To say, “We’re in uncertain times” is the understatement of the decade. To me, it feels like weird, slow-moving chaos. This pandemic is unlike anything we have ever experienced, and many of us are feeling untethered and shocked.

Take Back Your Power—Support Your Immune System

Technology has certainly put us in touch with important information on preventive measures for spreading the COVID-19 virus, such as washing our hands and avoiding contact with those who are sick. However, much of the information is ignoring an essential part to staying healthy—boosting our immune system!

A Massage Therapist's Guide to COVID-19

Ruth Werner

Massage therapists may have questions regarding COVID-19, including proper hygiene and protocol. Ruth Werner, author of A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology, offers the following tips for massage therapists.

5 Powerful Self-Care Tools That Relieve Pain & Tension

An assortment of wooden massage tools in a tranquil spa setting

Massage therapy has powerful healing properties. There is simply nothing that compares to the warmth and precision of real human touch. Many people are suffering greatly and extremely few can afford therapy daily to get relief. That is why it’s important for massage therapists to educate clients and recommend powerful “adjunct therapies” that complement their massage services.