New Podcast! The Thinking Practitioner Podcast with Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau

Join two of the leading educators in manual therapy, bodywork, and massage therapy as they delve into the most intriguing issues, questions, research, and client conditions that hands-on practitioners face. Stimulate your thinking with imaginative conversations, tips, and interviews related to the somatic arts and sciences. With Whitney Lowe and Til Luchau.

Listen to the first three episodes of the Thinking Practitioner Podcast on the Advanced-Trainings website or wherever you get your podcasts.

Episode 01: The Back Story, Part 1

In this episode, Til and Whitney interview each other about their backgrounds, histories, and current interests. Part 1 of 2.

Episode 02: The Back Story, Part 2

In this episode, Til and Whitney interview each other about their backgrounds, histories, and current interests. Part 2 of 2.

Episode 03: Sacroiliac Joint Pain

In this episode, Til and Whitney discuss sacroiliac joint pain: its causes, correlations, and controversies. 



Gainful Employment Rules Compliance Updates

Over the past two weeks, the US Department of Education issued updates to the new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations for vocational programs published last fall. This web post addresses the updates to prepare school owners and educators ahead of the July 1, 2024, new GE rule effective date.

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.


ABMP CE Summit: 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.


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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