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Stress-Relief Tips for National Stress Awareness Month

April is National Stress Awareness Month. It’s important to be aware of the repercussions of the dragon that is stress. Together, we can work to inform the public about the effects of stress and tips to combat these symptoms.

Not Trendy, Just Timely

A couple years ago, I got a call from a massage therapist who had a very special transgender client who’d educated him about how important massage therapy was to his surgical recovery and self-esteem.

Honey, the Pie Shrunk (Again)

The trend continues, and accelerates: fewer schools, fewer graduates. The number of massage therapy training programs in the United States is at its lowest since 2003, and the number of graduates from those programs is the lowest since ABMP began conducting the survey in 1998.

Join Top Educators at the 2017 ABMP School Forums

Since 1997, the ABMP School Forums have brought together the brightest minds in bodywork education to share ideas that shape the future of massage therapy. If you are a dedicated school owner, director, admissions representative, instructor, career services counselor, or curriculum designer—this is your conference!

Spring Forward and Connect!

Join ABMP on the road in May and collect your CEs. In May there are two wonderful opportunities for massage therapists to connect, learn, and rejuvenate. And we’re excited to welcome you to these opportunities.

Fly High, Magical Mari

Today I have the honor of raising my glass to toast Mari Gayatri Stein, a gifted illustrator who spent years drawing mirthful, insightful images educating others about ethics in the massage therapy field. Mari passed away last week on March 2 after a journey with cancer; today would have been her 70th birthday.

12 Ways to Improve your Public Speaking

Improving your public speaking skills could enhance your career. Whatever the specific area of your expertise, there’s an audience out there that wants to hear how you did it, and in some cases, they’re willing to pay you to share your secrets.

5 Reasons ABMP Exam Coach is the Best MBLEx Study Guide

Around 30% of candidates fail the MBLEx on the first try and 67% fail on their second try. Because of that, we developed ABMP Exam Coach to provide the definitive answer to the question, “How do I best prepare to pass the MBLEx?”

Expect More, with Les: Let’s Roll

Today the ABMP office is closing a bit early for our annual bowling party, aptly named the Bowl-a-Roma, thanks to a typo on the winning team’s plaque made nearly a decade ago.