Coronavirus and Your Practice

Please refer to the most up-to-date posted information about COVID-19 Updates

As you know, there’s a great deal of information—and confusion—about the nature and scope of COVID-19 or the “coronavirus.” Because of the physical nature of your work with clients, this is the perfect time to review and follow standard practice hygiene protocols including frequent, thorough hand washing and frequent cleaning of all surface areas. As always, if you or a client have cold or flu-like symptoms, use your best judgment about whether or not to cancel a session.

As this situation evolves, it’s important to stay informed through credible sources such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,, and the World Health Organization,



Massage therapy helps to strengthen the immune system. I would love to see this information in the media...that regular massage can help ward off cold,flu and other ailments. Honestly I am tired of all the emails reminding me that all precautions are being taken. Shouldn't they always be taken?? At this time we should encourage massage therapy treatments with the added benefit of strengthening our immune systems in a safe and natural way?!

Should we be performing bodywork? High end spas are especially susceptible due to guests traveling, non essential workers entering the area and not practicing proper sanitation protocol, guests not divulging the entire truth due to no waived cancellation fees, very short turnover time effecting ability to sanitize and heat up fresh towels in cubbies, wipe down every thing with hospital grade cleaner, no ventilation in massage rooms, saunas hot tubs, lockers, retail that is coughed and sneezed on or touched, lack of new blankets between guests, and massage therapists that are exhibiting signs eg, coughing, sneezing etc...etc...

I have insurance through you and another therapist brought to my attention that I should see if I'm covered if a client tries to make a claim that I got them sick. I'm not sick but what if I do get it from someone who wasn't showing symptoms and while I don't show symptoms of the virus yet, and continue to work and then it comes about that someone else shows up with the illness and makes a claim against me. So are we covered if a person makes this claim?

I am also a homeopathic practitioner with a computer system where as I can create a homeopathic for the virus. We as a nation needs to go to natural medicine to make our way around such illness as these.


Agenda Confirms CAMTC Could Seek Fee Hike

CAMTC's meeting agenda confirms there may be a vote on a fee increase and discloses meeting location. Submit comments to the CAMTC as soon as possible.


Make Gratitude Part of Your Daily Life

Man Giving Thanks to Nature.

While this is the time of year that #gratitude starts trending, living a grateful life is not something to wrap up in a day, a week, a month . . . or a hashtag. We need to honor it all from an open heart.

Upledger CranioSacral Therapy Can Help with PTSD

CranioSacral Therapy can help with PTSD.

CranioSacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle, hands-on treatment modality that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance.


ABMP’s Lymph Talk Series

Lymph Talk is a series of conversations ABMP Director of Professional Education Kristin Coverly had with practitioners who specialize in the manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) modality. These talks were recorded in conjunction with the October 25, 2022, free, online ABMP CE Summit on Lymph. Kristin says, “My hope is that these conversations increase the awareness of MLD and demonstrate how effective it can be with different populations so massage therapists and bodyworkers are inspired to learn more about this gentle, yet powerful modality!”

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—MLD: Basic Techniques for the Neck and Face

Gain an understanding of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) movements and the location of important lymphatic structures as you watch Nicola McGill’s dynamic demonstration of three MLD techniques and MLD sequences for the neck and face. Learn about this important modality that, when provided effectively, can support and enhance the movement of lymph fluid through the lymphatic vessels and eventually back to the cardiovascular system.

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course—Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a gentle, rhythmic form of bodywork that enhances and supports the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system to support health and well-being. Developed by Danish therapists Emil and Estrid Vodder in the 1930s, MLD is now practiced extensively by health and wellness practitioners and is used within the medical community to treat lymphedema and post-surgical and post-traumatic edema. Join Nicola McGill in this engaging course to learn the benefits, indications, and mechanics of this gentle, effective modality.

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