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ABMP’s Government Relations Director Laura Embleton has had a busy December! Follow along as she details her month-long travels and prepares to represent ABMP into the new year.
ABMP is excited to announce the acquisition of the World Massage Conference Vault, featuring more than 400 on-demand continuing education classes for massage therapists and bodyworkers. Now, ABMP Certified members will have access to more than 600 on-demand CE courses—the most online massage and bodywork CE in the world! These courses are now available to ABMP Certified members.
2018 was another wonderful year for continuing education at ABMP! New video-based courses were added to the library covering a wide range of topics, including myofascial techniques, techniques for specific conditions, pathology, marketing, ethics, ayurveda, ashiatsu, and more.
The November/December 2018 issue of Massage & Bodywork featured an article on reflexology, a bodywork modality that works with the body’s energy flow to stimulate self-healing and maintain balance in physical function. To provide readers with more information on this modality and where therapists can receive training in reflexology, the three leading reflexology associations in the US graciously provided ABMP with the following article.
Most Americans have a long-distance relationship with their bodies. They pay the most attention when they are in pain or when something feels awry.
I recently returned from the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo in Phoenix, where I got the chance to talk about, and advocate on behalf of, our amazing members. My session was called “Recruiting, Hiring, and Supporting Massage Therapists,” and I can tell you there are plenty of people out there looking to do the first two of those three things. One statistic I heard at the conference is that there are an estimated 38,000 open jobs for massage therapists in the spa industry.