New CE Course: Headache Essentials

Poster for CE course Headache Essentials.

Featured during the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches in April 2024, the new ABMP CE course, “Headache Essentials: The Foundation for Massage Therapists,” is now available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1 CE hour.

Course Description

Headaches are one of the most common of all human experiences. Skilled manual therapy can often make a big difference in headaches, even in a short time. But unskilled manual therapy may have minimal impact, or it could make things worse. Join musculoskeletal and pathology experts Whitney Lowe and Ruth Werner to learn the anatomy of the head and neck, how headaches occur, the different types of headaches, and considerations for massage therapists.

Instructor Bios

Whitney Lowe

Whitney Lowe directs the Academy of Clinical Massage, which provides advanced clinical massage continuing education as well as programs for schools. His system of orthopedic massage is designed for massage therapists seeking to meet the needs of clients with chronic pain or sports, recreational, or occupational pain and injury conditions. He is the author of Orthopedic Assessment in Massage Therapy, and his articles appear regularly in professional peer-reviewed journals and Massage & Bodywork magazine. Learn more about his workshops and online courses at

Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an award-winning educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology is in its 7th edition and is published by Books of Discovery. Werner is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She teaches continuing education workshops around the world and hosts the “I Have a Client Who …” podcast on the ABMP Podcast Network. Reach her at

Learn more from Ruth Werner through ABMP’s Pocket Pathology, quick-reference app with key information on nearly 200 common pathologies!

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The ABMP Education Center, where ABMP members earn free CE, is home to 750+ online massage and bodywork CE hours. These on-demand courses are available for nonmembers to purchase for $30 or less.



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