National Conference for Reflexology & Bodywork Practitioners Rescheduled for October 2021

The National Conference for Reflexology & Bodywork Practitioners has been rescheduled for scheduled for October 1–3, 2021, at the Maritime Conference Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Registration is $425 at www.nationalreflexologyconference.com, and you can view the flyer here. There are virtual attendance options as well.

The National Conference for Reflexology & Bodywork Practitioners is a two-and-a-half-day conference devoted to designing, maintaining, and growing your business. Whether you are a recent graduate or have been in the field for over a decade, this conference is for you. Conference presenters are fluent in technology, marketing, body mechanics, and hand and thumb health. Participants will have access to the presenters during breakout sessions to refine what was taught in the general session.

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Gainful Employment Rules Compliance Updates

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New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

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Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

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ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

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Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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