New CE Course: Massage & Bodywork Magazine March-April 2023

Massage & Bodywork Magazine March-April 2023 CE

The newest Massage & Bodywork magazine CE course “2023, Issue 2: Massage & Bodywork Magazine March-April 2023” is now available in the ABMP Education Center to read and earn 3 CE hours.  

Massage & Bodywork magazine is a thought leader in the field of massage therapy and is distributed broadly—both directly to members of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, and also to the entire field through its free digital edition. With each issue, M&B readers are exposed to a variety of pertinent and timely information affecting not only their practice, but the profession as a whole. From specific hands-on techniques to recent research on touch therapies, to practice- and business-building ideas, Massage & Bodywork offers readers vetted, informed material that ties directly back to a practitioner’s hands-on work. The ABMP Massage & Bodywork magazine CE courses allow learners to earn CE credit by reading the issue and passing an online quiz.  

In this issue and CE course, we take a deep look at types of skin cancer a practitioner might see on their clients, how these cancers might present on clients’ skin, and how to discuss any observations an MT might see during a session without stepping outside scope of practice. This issue also includes information on the placebo effect, how to tailor your lubricants to your clients, a philosophical look at the femur, the importance of financial savings for MTs, a conversation about tensegrity and biotensegrity, a deep dive into the fascia lata, and exploring treatments for plantar foot pain.  

The March-April 2023 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine features contributions from various authors, including Laura Allen, Cal Cates, Rachelle Clauson, Erik Dalton, Dianna Dapkins, Allison Denney, Allissa Haines, Jed Heneberry, David Lauterstein, David Lesondak, Mark Liskey, Whitney Lowe, Til Luchau, Douglas Nelson, Heath and Nicole Reed, Michael Reynolds, Jeff Rockwell, Nicole Trombley, Ruth Werner, and Cindy Williams. 

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 as individual courses or in discounted multi-course packages. 


CE Course: “Skin Cancer: Beyond the Basics” with Ruth Werner  



US Department of Education 150% Rule Update

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction that halts the enforcement of the US Department of Education’s new Bare Minimum Rule, also known as the “100% rule,” until the court takes further action. This is the first step in what could be a lengthy battle to ultimately delay enforcement of the rule, providing schools more time to adjust their programmatic standards, or overturn the rule altogether. Find out more and what your school needs to do to prepare.

Colorado Bill Requires Local Background Checks

Governor Jared Polis signed into law House Bill 24-1371, requiring local government (counties, cities, or municipalities) to conduct periodic criminal background checks for massage establishment operators, owners, and employees.


Julie Plachta: Serving the Underserved

Woman massages a client who is lying facedown on a massage table.

As we get closer to celebrating Massage Is for EveryBody, July 14–20, 2024, we wanted to share more of Julie Plachta’s story, which exemplifies the inclusive values of this campaign.


Featured ABMP Discount Partner: Yomassage

ABMP members receive 20% off Signature Yomassage, Mindful Touch by Yomassage, Barefoot Yomassage, Table Yomassage, and Yomassage Facials certifications.


Skills and experience are transferable, but your state massage license is not. On this episode of The ABMP Podcast, ABMP President and CEO Les Sweeney is joined by Debra Persinger, Executive Director at FSMTB, to discuss the Interstate Massage Compact ( IMpact ), how it would affect practitioners, where it stands in regards to legislation, and how it would benefit consumers.

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