Transformation Through Bodywork Now Available as a Free Ebook

Transformation Through Bodywork: Using Touch Therapies for Inner Peace is author Dan Menkin’s exploration of facilitating inner peace through the integration of inner peace counseling and transformation-oriented bodywork. Originally published in 1996, the book has officially gone out of print, allowing the author to offer the ebook to read or download for free. The book is now available to all through a variety of platforms:

Google Play

Amazon (Kindle version—$0.99)

In addition to the original text, Menkin offers 13 additional dialogues that were written after the publication of Transformation Through Bodywork in a newly published free companion ebook titled Transformation Through Bodywork Continued, available from the same sites.



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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