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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

When poet Walt Whitman wrote that you should always keep your face to the sun and the shadows will then fall behind you, I assume he meant with a broad-brimmed hat and covered in sunscreen.

Stress-Relief Tips for National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month. It’s important to be aware of the repercussions of the dragon that is stress. Together, we can work to inform the public about the effects of stress and tips to combat these symptoms.

Not Trendy, Just Timely

A couple years ago, I got a call from a massage therapist who had a very special transgender client who’d educated him about how important massage therapy was to his surgical recovery and self-esteem.

Honey, the Pie Shrunk (Again)

The trend continues, and accelerates: fewer schools, fewer graduates. The number of massage therapy training programs in the United States is at its lowest since 2003, and the number of graduates from those programs is the lowest since ABMP began conducting the survey in 1998.

Join Top Educators at the 2017 ABMP School Forums

Since 1997, the ABMP School Forums have brought together the brightest minds in bodywork education to share ideas that shape the future of massage therapy. If you are a dedicated school owner, director, admissions representative, instructor, career services counselor, or curriculum designer—this is your conference!

Spring Forward and Connect!

Join ABMP on the road in May and collect your CEs. In May there are two wonderful opportunities for massage therapists to connect, learn, and rejuvenate. And we’re excited to welcome you to these opportunities.

Fly High, Magical Mari

Today I have the honor of raising my glass to toast Mari Gayatri Stein, a gifted illustrator who spent years drawing mirthful, insightful images educating others about ethics in the massage therapy field. Mari passed away last week on March 2 after a journey with cancer; today would have been her 70th birthday.

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