ISPA Announces 2022 Innovate Awards Winners03/22/2023
The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced winners of the 2022 ISPA Innovate Awards, celebrating members whose thoughtful and creative innovations advance the spa industry.
Nevada Introduces Massage Compact Bill03/20/2023
The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies03/20/2023
The Minnesota legislature introduced Senate File 967 and House File 973 in late January. If signed into law, the bills would require statewide licensure for massage and Asian bodywork therapists.
Eight Reasons Why I Love Being a Massage Therapist03/17/2023
Taking inspiration from a recent ABMP Facebook thread on the subject, freelance writer and LMT Cindy Williams put together a list of her top eight things she loves about being a massage therapist.
Steady Income and Loyal Clients: The Secret’s Out!03/14/2023
Monthly membership programs can turn occasional clients into regulars—and provide you with a steady, reliable stream of income.
Skin Cancer Differential Diagnoses: Things That Aren’t Skin Cancer03/10/2023
Here’s a short list of things that might make us think of skin cancer, but they’re not skin cancer.
Dissection Videos Added to ABMP Five-Minute Muscles03/23/2023
ABMP is excited to announce we’ve partnered with Dr. Joe Muscolino to add 83 animated illustration videos and 80 muscle-specific cadaver dissection videos to our already stellar ABMP Five-Minute Muscles program, giving massage therapists even more muscle information at their fingertips.
Podcast: East Palestine: "I Have a Client Who . . ."03/17/2023
A massage therapist lives and works near the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment site. They want to know about the possible risks of working with people exposed to chemical toxins.
Podcast: Humbitious: Low-ego, high-drive Leadership03/10/2023
In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren are joined by professor and author Dr. Amer Kaissi to discuss how humility and ambition converge to make a great leader, the interesting dynamic between self-awareness and humility, and behaviors we can all learn to develop humble leadership within ourselves.