Healwell Launches Podcast “Massage Therapy Without Borders”

Healwell ( has launched a new podcast titled Massage Therapy Without Borders. Hosted by Cathy Ryan, RMT, and Cal Cates, LMT, the podcast aims to “use research, science, experience, and humor to explore the differences and similarities in the practice, regulation, education trends, and so much more of the 'landscape' of the massage therapy profession in Canada, the United States, and beyond.”

Neck, Jaw, and Head Massage May be Effective in Reducing Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches

A case series published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork aimed to investigate whether massage therapy interventions for chronic tension type headaches (CTTH) were more effective when muscles of the anterior neck, jaw, and cranium were included.

Updates on Financial Relief Efforts Affecting Members

The CARES Act that passed Friday, March 27, provides many potential methods of assistance for our members. There are small business loans and payroll assistance loans, modifications to tax filing deadlines, and an expansion of unemployment benefits to include a longer duration, access to benefits by self-employed individuals and independent contractors, and an additional $600 per week from the federal government.

CARES Act Information and Analysis for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

At 11:30 a.m. MT, it was announced that Congress completed its approval of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $2 trillion deal to provide economic relief to those most affected by COVID-19. The President has committed to signing the bill. Congress had been working feverishly for more than a week to develop the eventual 880-page bill.

Information for ABMP Members on State Updates Regarding COVID-19

Updated April 12, 2021.

We are tracking state updates on COVID-19 closures and reopenings and updating as often as possible. As of June 17, a general overview of the situation across the country is:

  • Most states are open for members to practice in some fashion.

  • In states that are open, there is usually some specific legal guidance for members to follow.

  • Many states have additional opening restrictions and guidelines on a local or county level, and you should be sure to look up your local county guidelines.

ABMP Member Featured in Voyage Denver

ABMP member Charmaine Stattman was recently featured in the "Local Stories" section of Voyage Denver online. Stattman, a Reiki Master, registered massage therapist and yoga teacher, and foot reflexologist, spoke with Voyage Denver about her bodywork path and the obstacles she's overcome along the way.

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We’ve been carefully watching the wave of coronavirus sweeping the United States. As of today, we’re contacting our legislators in Colorado to strongly encourage them to create a national financial package that would assist you—independent businesspeople and contractors—through this pandemic. We cannot email each of the 535 Senators and Congresspeople directly, so we encourage you to contact them.


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