Massage & Bodywork Magazine 2018 Highlights

Check out what you might have missed this year from Massage & Bodywork magazine! From the latest advancements in pain research and anatomy to reflexology, Watsu, and massage for elderly clients, you'll find something new to learn wherever you dive in. Plus, you can now earn FREE CE from reading the best magazine in the profession! Visit the links below to view all of Massage & Bodywork's 2018 issues and see which ones are ready to earn free CE from. 

January/February 2018
Issue Theme: Millennials


  • "Millennial Minds" by Lynn Parentini
  • "A Milliennial Client's Perspective" by Tara Doyle
  • "The Posture Window, Part 2" by Yoni Whitten, DC

Earn FREE CE for this issue here!

March/April 2018
Issue Theme: Frail & Elderly Clients


  • "Growing Pains" by Irene Smith
  • "Salve for the Soul" by Mary Kathleen Rose
  • "Death, Dying, and the Breakability of Us All" by Lauren Cates
  • "De-Rotators" by Joseph E. Muscolino, DC

Earn FREE CE for this issue here!

May/June 2018
Issue Theme: Pain Management


  • "Pain Points" by Ben E. Benjamin, PhD
  • "Pain Science Research" by Whitney Lowe
  • "The Definitive Retirement Plan for MTs" by Allissa Haines

Earn FREE CE for this issue here!

July/August 2018
Issue Theme: Water Wisdom


  • "Watsu Way" by Harold Dull
  • "Flotation Tanks" by Brandon Twyford
  • "Addressing Scoliosis" by Joseph E. Muscolino, DC
  • "Are You a Placebo" by Til Luchau

Earn FREE CE for this issue here!

September/October 2018
Issue Theme: Research


  • "In-Depth Learning" by Joseph E. Muscolino, DC
  • "The Human Fascial Net Plastination Project" by Rachelle L. Clauson
  • "Touch Therapy Researcher Tiffany Field" by Karrie Osborn

Earn FREE CE for this issue here!

November/December 2018
Issue Theme: Foot Reflexology


  • "Reflexology for the Feet" by Marc Zollicoffer
  • "Belonging: An MT's Search for Connection in a (Sometimes) Lonely Profession" by Kristin Coverly
  • "The World of Elite Sports Massage" by Brandon Twyford




Gainful Employment Rules Compliance Updates

Over the past two weeks, the US Department of Education issued updates to the new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations for vocational programs published last fall. This web post addresses the updates to prepare school owners and educators ahead of the July 1, 2024, new GE rule effective date.

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.


ABMP CE Summit: Headaches


Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.


Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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