New CE Course: Massage & Bodywork Magazine March-April 2024

Massage & Bodywork magazine cover March-April 2024

The newest Massage & Bodywork magazine CE course, “2024, Issue 2: Massage & Bodywork Magazine March-April 2024,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to read and earn 3 CE hours. 

Course Description

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 to the entire field through its free digital edition. With each issue, Massage & Bodywork 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, we explore how to use aromatherapy synergies for the muscular system, the value of participating in dolphin-assisted craniosacral classes, and why practitioners should spend focused, intentional time on their client’s facial muscles. Also in this issue is a detailed look at clients with osteoporosis, using graded exposure stretching in your sessions, working with retinacula, communicating with other health-care providers regarding clients, using pain to self-assess your body mechanics, understanding Standard Precautions, a deep dive into scapular dyskinesis, and a conversation with trauma expert Dr. Peter Levine.

The March-April 2024 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine features contributions from various authors, including Laura Allen, Cal Cates, Rachelle Clauson, Erik Dalton, Allison Denney, Mary Ann Foster, Allissa Haines, Lance Hostetter, Whitney Lowe, Til Luchau, Kate Mackinnon, Douglas Nelson, Heath and Nicole Reed, Melissa Strautman, Siobhain Sweetingham, Nicole Trombley, Ruth Werner, Anne Williams, and Cindy Williams.

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