Latest From ABMP

The Face Cradle Hammock

Massage therapist demonstrating how to make a "face cradle hammock" for massage

We know that lying prone on the massage table with a face mask on may not be the most comfortable of client experiences. In ABMP’s Back to Practice Guide released in April, we suggested creating a “face cradle hammock” for those clients who could not wear a mask while prone.

Safely Ventilating Your Work Space

A tranquil spa room with massage table, buddha statue, plant, and candle

ABMP connected with epidemiologist Tessa Crume, an associate professor in the Epidemiology Department at the Colorado School of Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to get her expert advice on this member’s question: My treatment room doesn’t have windows. What’s the best way to keep my space safely ventilated?

Embracing Change, Leading with Love

Overhead vew of chalk art in the shape of a heart

At the beginning of every year, I think about a theme, focus, or intention I want to work on for my personal, professional, or spiritual development.

Questions for Clients Who Have Had COVID-19

A medical face mask on a calender with the words "Quarantine over?" written on the calendar

Someday—maybe soon (whatever that means, in this time-distorted world)—we are all going to have to figure out the dos and don’ts of working with people who have had COVID-19.

Making Masks and Gloves Work

A woman wearing a blue surgical mask

Outside of a hospital, oncology, or hospice setting, most massage therapists and bodyworkers have never had to wear face masks in their practice. And it’s on the rare occasion that an MT needs to give a massage with gloves on. But what once was a rarity will be the norm going forward until we find solutions to combat COVID-19.

COVID-19-Related Coagulopathy

A microscopic view of red blood cells and platelets

Picture this: A person infected with SARS-CoV-2 is making blood clots. Gazillions of them. All over their body. Some are tiny, blocking the capillary supply to the skin and organs. Others are big enough to cause heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolism.

Contactless Payments

A customer making a touchless payment through a smartphone app

As a small business owner trying to maneuver your way back to active business during COVID-19, you definitely want to get paid quickly and easily, but you also want to get paid as contact free as possible—for client safety as well as your own.