Healwell Offering Free Online Back to Practice Course for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

If, like many massage therapists, you’re wondering what it will take to transform a home massage office into a COVID-safe (as possible) space, watch Healwell’s free “Back to Practice Guidelines (in Practice)” online course, which includes recommendations and best practices for pre- and post-session protocols, donning PPE, disinfecting your table and treatment room, and more. The course draws on ABMP’s extensive back-to-practice guidelines here, and offers ideas and precautions therapists are strongly encouraged to consider for the themselves, their practices, and their clients.

Also, be sure to listen to ABMP’s conversation with Healwell co-founder Cal Cates in episodes 1 and 2 of The ABMP Podcast’s signature series, “Conversations in Quarantine.”



Thank you so much for this educational visualization, of what returning to our profession as a massage therapist would look like right now. What precautions we need to take.

My clients safety and health are the number one priority for me!

I personally, believe this is not the time for us to return to work. I also  understand, everybody has to do what feels right for them.

I agree contact tracing is important! And if I get the call I'm picking up!
I,  like many have been very vigilant, getting educated and researching.

A  wonderful article I came across was an "open letter about re-opening to massage therapy employers"  by Tracy Walton. It is Not just for massage franchises/employers, but something to be considered by every single massage therapist. 

I miss my clients very much. Many call and are asking when I'm going to return. And I'm very consistent saying that their health and well-being is  my number one priority. I have clients on dialysis, those that have cancer, and children as young as five years old.  
It's similar to 9/11, when hijackers changed our lives, this is an invisible hijacker. 

I have faith in the researchers and scientists, who happen to be working together right now! We need patience! 

thank you again for this educational video.

Stay safe!

I found this course to be very informative. The pressure is starting to build for me to open my practice back up. My clients are getting antsy and so am I. However, I feel that it's still too soon, regardless of what the Governor says. The demonstration in the course, solidified my resolve to stay closed until it is SAFE to reopen. There is no way to safely do massage right now even with all these precautions. Thank you for a very informative course!


Arizona Repeals Communication Proficiency Tests

The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.

Texas Proposes New Massage Therapy, Barber, Cosmetology Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation proposed rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases. Submit comments in support, or opposition to, the proposed rules before April 3, 2023.


Join ABMP at the Premiere Orlando Show

ABMP at Premiere Orlando

ABMP is thrilled to partner with Ann and Lynn Teachworth of Trunamics to offer two CE courses in the massage therapy track at Premiere Orlando, June 3–5, 2023.

Veterans Report CST Can Help with PTSD Symptoms

CranioSacral Therapy and 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.


Podcast: All Islands Meet Underwater

On this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Doug Nelson and Jennifer Crozier discuss why opening a massage therapy clinic is a viable career path and how community relations are the best marketing strategy.

Podcast: Knowing Expectations in the Work Environment

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Nate Nordstrom and Carrie Wiedemann from Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa join Kristin and Darren to discuss knowing your expectations in the work environment and how open communication during an interview can help set the tone during your tenure.

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