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Achieve Maximum Client Results through Structural Elements Training

Doug Bertram, founder and CEO of Structural Elements

At the very core of the Structural Elements (se) philosophy is the 15-minute, full-body, Comprehensive Manual Therapy session (CMT), which can be performed by massage therapists, physical therapists, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, or any other bodywork practitioners to aid in patient recovery. Read more in this Q&A from founder Doug Bertram.

CBD Massage Oil for Pain Relief from CBD Clinic

CBD massage oils from CBD Clinic

CBD Clinic's new massage therapy series of CBD oils can help therapists personalize their treatments, plus offer their clients oils, creams, and ointments for at-home self-care. Read about what makes CBD Clinic different than other suppliers.

Massage Schools Stay Resilient During COVID-19 Pandemic

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ABMP conducts a census of all state-approved massage programs every two years, and recently completed its analysis of 2020 massage program results and trends. Read this blog to see how 2020 compared to previous years.

Losing a Bright Light in the Profession

Irene Smith, massage and hospice educator and pioneer

I’m shedding a tear but feeling peace in my heart as I remember the endearing spirit of Irene Smith, one of this profession’s most precious gifts.

COVID-19 Variant Updates for the United States

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With some evolutionary descendants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus being reported in the US, Ruth Werner gives an update on these COVID-19 variants and what we can do to address them.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Mass murder. Misogyny. Racism. Sexual violence. Therapist safety. Human trafficking. Massage parlors. The murders committed March 16 in Atlanta raised issues both inside and outside the massage community. Most importantly, eight people lost their lives in a senseless act. The tragedy of this loss of life cannot be overstated; all other issues pale in comparison. Eight people didn’t come home that day.

COVID-19 Hygiene Updates—A List of Suggestions

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In light of continually evolving information on COVID-19, are the heightened precautions massage therapists undertook over the past year still necessary, or are some of them overkill? Pathology expert Ruth Werner gives us her thoughts.

What Getting the Vaccine Means to Me

Black woman receiving vaccine shot in her arm

Sakinah Irizarry, a New York-based massage therapist and advocate for educational equity and social justice, recounts her experience receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and what it means for her, her family, and her practice.

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