2022 Massage is for EveryBody $1,000 Award Winners Announced

2022 Massage is for EveryBody.

ABMP is excited to congratulate this year’s Massage is for EveryBody $1,000 award winners, and celebrate the profound benefits of bodywork in diverse communities.

Exemplifying the guiding principles (listed below) of ABMP’s ongoing Massage is for EveryBody campaign, this year’s recipients tell stories of serving breast cancer survivors, veterans, and the elderly. They bring massage to underserved populations. And they support other practitioners in their healing work. Read their inspiring stories here! We are sure you will recognize your work in theirs.

We at ABMP were humbled to receive a multitude of entries this year, and it’s important to say that all of these stories are worth sharing. To that end, we encourage you to share your story with those in your community, because it is work that should be shared and celebrated. 

Massage is for EveryBody—5 Guiding Principles 

Because Massage is for EveryBody, we will:

  • Serve as advocates for the powerful physical and emotional benefits of massage and bodywork. 
  • Support and advocate for efforts that bring massage and bodywork to underserved populations. 
  • Spread awareness of career options in the massage and bodywork profession. 
  • Honor the healing role practitioners play in our communities. 
  • Emphasize the importance of self-care—including receiving regular bodywork—for practitioners and their clients.

Massage is for EveryBody 2022 Award Winners



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ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

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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.

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