Support for Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

All of us at the sister associations of ABMP, ASCP, AHP, and ANP send our heartfelt support to those whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. We remain concerned and poised as the events in Texas, and now Louisiana, unfold. We understand that residents in these areas are still very much in danger and will remain so for quite some time as the storm passes and realities of the aftermath settle in.

We are membership associations dedicated to providing top-shelf liability coverage, practice-building resources, and continuing education. We will work with our members in affected areas to support their efforts to maintain their membership benefits and liability coverage as they begin to rebuild. We are already in contact with members in the affected areas and providing support where possible.

We are making a donation of $15,000—$5,000 each to these charities: Baker Ripley, the Houston Food Bank, and the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund—to help rebuild this area. Houstoniamag.com has a list of reputable charities in the Houston area; we hope one or more of these initiatives resonates with you.

It’s crucial during disasters such as this to maintain perspective and let experts sort out the best ways to provide assistance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is on the ground with trained professionals working to restore order and services. Visit www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey to learn more about information surrounding assistance to these areas and how you can help. We want to underscore that residents and emergency service personnel are working at capacity to restore order. Please do not attempt to venture into these areas unless you’re doing so on behalf of a professional rescue effort.

—Les Sweeney, ABMP President

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News

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Blog

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Benefits

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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