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The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession

Our goal is to speak with luminaries and experts in and around massage and bodywork to help expound upon and better understand our profession and our practices.

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Our goal is to speak with luminaries and experts in and around massage and bodywork to help expound upon and better understand our profession and our practices.

Ep 173 – Glottic Stenosis: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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After a lifetime of chronic coughing and throat-clearing, a client is diagnosed with congenital glottic stenosis, and is hoping to have surgery to correct it. Is there a role for massage therapy in this process?

This turns out to be a very relevant question for this moment, as acquired glottic stenosis is a fairly frequent complication of being on a ventilator.

Listen in for more about this unique problem with the larynx, and to hear where and how massage therapy might be helpful.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:  

Image of mouth and pharynx

Anastasiadou, S. and Yaghchi, C.A. (2021) Glottic Stenosis, StatPearls [Internet]. StatPearls Publishing. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539898/ (Accessed: 29 October 2021).

‘Glottic Stenosis: Practice Essentials, History of the Procedure, Problem’ (2021). Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/864439-overview (Accessed: 29 October 2021).

Glottis - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics (no date). Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/veterinary-science-and-veterinary-medicine/glottis (Accessed: 29 October 2021).

‘Idiopathic Subglottic Stenosis’ (no date) NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). Available at: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/idiopathic-subglottic-stenosis/ (Accessed: 29 October 2021).

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA          

Nov 12 2021

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Ep 172 – Heath and Nicole Reed: Changing Reaction into Creation: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

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Heath and Nicole Reed started off like many of us—falling in love with bodywork while in massage school, then having to juggle all the jobs to stay afloat. But they quickly figured out that by incorporating loving kindness into their own lives, their growth extended far beyond the personal level. Heath and Nicole are the passionate owners of LivingMetta.com, where you can find their thoughts, videos, classes and other offerings, and so much more.

Host:     

Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com

Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com

Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.        

Allison’s column in Massage & Bodywork magazine:  

Feelization: Connect with Clients on a Deeper Level,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 85.

The Case for Consistency: Treating Persistent Injuries,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 80. 

Buddha’s Six-Pack: Serratus and Intercostals, with a Diaphragm Chaser,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 86, 

This podcast sponsored by:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

The Massage Mentor Institute: www.themassagementorinstitute.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.  

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           

Nov 11 2021

24mins

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Ep 171 – Don’t Let Your COVID Guard Down with Cal Cates

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In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren are joined by Cal Cates to discuss what it means to stay resilient with masking practices, understanding “mask fatigue” and “COVID fatigue,” why the mask you are wearing is the right mask to wear, and how high-risk individuals are more common than you would think.

Read Cal Cates’s article in Massage & Bodywork magazine here.

Cal Cates is an educator, writer, and speaker on topics ranging from massage therapy in the hospital setting to end-of-life care and massage therapy policy and regulation. A founding director of the Society for Oncology Massage from 2007–2014 and current executive director and founder of Healwell, Cates works within and beyond the massage therapy community to elevate the level of practice and integration of massage overall and in health care specifically. Cates also is the cocreator of the podcasts Massage Therapy Without Borders and Interdisciplinary.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives—including yours! The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It’s no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That’s because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring! Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Nov 09 2021

29mins

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Ep 170 – FAI: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A mature woman has new hip and groin pain when she picks up and carries her toddler granddaughter. Her doctor diagnoses femoroacetabular impingement, and approves the idea of massage.

Femoroacetabular impingement? What is that? And is massage therapy appropriate?

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:  

Dooley, P. J. (2008) ‘Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome’, Canadian Family Physician, 54(1), pp. 42–47.

Hip Arthroscopy in Femoroacetabular Impingement (no date) Medscape. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923265 (Accessed: 26 October 2021).

Hip Impingement (no date). Available at: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/hip-impingement (Accessed: 26 October 2021).

Nonsurgical vs Surgical Management of FAI (no date) Medscape. Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/951224 (Accessed: 26 October 2021).

Image of femoral acetabular impingement

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Nov 05 2021

15mins

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Ep 169 – Sleep Strategies with Dr. Ellen Vora

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In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren are joined by Dr. Ellen Vora to discuss something we all do as human beings—sleep. But are we doing it correctly? Dr. Vora discusses the dos and don’ts to successful sleep, how temperature and darkness affect our sleep habits, why blue spectrum light is especially bad for our sleep health, and why some of us wake up in the middle of the night (and why it’s not a bad thing).

Dr. Ellen Vora attended Columbia University for medical school and received her BA in English from Yale University. She’s a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist, and yoga teacher. Dr. Vora takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person and addressing the problem at the root, rather than reflexively prescribing medication to suppress symptoms. She takes the whole person into consideration, focusing on everything from physical health, sleep, nutrition, digestion, thought patterns, relationships, and community to our connection with nature and creativity, and the ways we find meaning in life.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives—including yours! The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It’s no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That’s because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring! Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design ar

Nov 02 2021

31mins

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Ep 168 – Postsurgical Numbness: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A client had three major cardiac surgeries within a month. Now, several weeks later, she still has numbness in her legs. What in the world is going on? And can massage help?

Join me for a search for how cardiac surgery and nerve damage intersect, and hear what happens for this lucky client!

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:  

Anesthesia Risks and Complications (no date). Available at: https://www.aegisanesthesiapartners.com/anesthesia-risks-complications/ (Accessed: 22 October 2021).

‘CardiacAnesthesiaMadeRidiculouslySimple’ (PDF) (no date). Available at: https://anesthesia.ucsf.edu/sites/anesthesia.ucsf.edu/files/wysiwyg/pdfs/CardiacAnesthesiaMadeRidiculouslySimple%20.pdf (Accessed: 22 October 2021).

‘Guideline for positioning the patient’ (2017) AORN Journal, 105(4), pp. P8–P10. doi:10.1016/S0001-2092(17)30237-5.

Patient Positioning During Anesthesia: Supine Position (2019) Clinical Pain Advisor. Available at: https://www.clinicalpainadvisor.com/home/decision-support-in-medicine/anesthesiology/patient-positioning-during-anesthesia-supine-position/ (Accessed: 22 October 2021).

For more information on the Healwell Community, access through healwell.org

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Oct 29 2021

11mins

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Ep 167 – The Rhomboids: Spread Too Thin: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

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Any muscle that is named after a geometric shape is bound to have issues. For the rhomboids, this shows up in the same way that a people pleaser tends to spread themselves too thin. They always want to give and don’t have the easiest time receiving. 

Host:     

Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com

Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com

Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.        

Allison’s column in Massage & Bodywork magazine:  

Feelization: Connect with Clients on a Deeper Level,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 85.

The Case for Consistency: Treating Persistent Injuries,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 80. 

Buddha’s Six-Pack: Serratus and Intercostals, with a Diaphragm Chaser,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 86, 

This podcast sponsored by:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

The Massage Mentor Institute: www.themassagementorinstitute.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.  

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           

Oct 28 2021

15mins

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Ep 166 – Building a Business Around Clarity with Qiana Thompson

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In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren and Kristin sit down with Qiana Thompson to discuss how she cracked the code to a six-figure practice by being herself, becoming a business consultant to help a new generation of massage therapists gain clarity, and how she helps others reimagine their business to reflect their vision and values.

Qiana Thompson has been a sports and orthopedic massage therapist for over 20 years and has run Body Realm Center Inc., a successful myofascial therapy, sports, and orthopedic massage therapy practice, for the past 10 years. She helps massage therapists, bodyworkers, and wellness professionals restructure their business to be more authentic to the therapist and position them to earn six figures and more through her business coaching. Learn more at www.QianaThompson.com.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives—including yours! The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It’s no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That’s because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring! Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Oct 26 2021

24mins

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Ep 165 – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Zebra Patients: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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I’ve seen several requests for guidance about working with clients who have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) lately. This genetic connective tissue disease creates symptoms that look like ordinary musculoskeletal injuries, but they’re not—this is why some doctors call people with EDS their “zebra patients”—as in, these hoofbeats are zebras, not horses.

For this episode I didn’t have a single contributor with a specific client, so I created a fictional person with EDS who would like to receive massage for back and neck pain, and headaches. I present the most important variables, and then we go through a critical thinking process to help set up some clinical decisions.

Will massage therapy fix EDS? No. Can it help? Absolutely yes. Listen on for more.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:  

Case Report: Cornelia de Lange and Ehlers-Danlos: comorbidity of two rare syndromes (no date). Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4746515/

Ehlers Danlos Syndromes - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) (no date). Available at: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/ehlers-danlos-syndrome/

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Background, Pathophysiology, Etiology (no date). Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1114004-overview

It’s Not About ‘Flexibility’ (no date) Murray Meetze. Available at: https://murraymeetze.com/uniquelystriped/its-not-about-flexibility

June 25, rew D.U. and 2018 (2018) ‘So-called Cirque du Soleil disease afflicts the extremely flexible | Ottawa Citizen’, 25 June. Available at: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/cirque-du-soeil-disease-afflicts-the-extremely-flexible

Kofton, S.L., Katryna (2019) What It’s Like to Have a Body That’s Literally Falling Apart, The Cut. Available at: https://www.thecut.com/2019/01/what-its-like-to-have-ehlers-danlos-syndrome.html

Massage & Bodywork - NOVEMBER | DECEMBER 2019. Available at: http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1174218-november-december-2019/40?

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Oct 22 2021

13mins

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Ep 164 – Chatter with Dr. Ethan Kross

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Tell a stranger that you talk to yourself, and you’re likely to get written off as eccentric. But the truth is, we all have a voice in our head. When we talk to ourselves, we often hope to tap into our inner coach but find our inner critic instead. In this episode, Dr. Ethan Kross, author of the book Chatter, discusses the role chatter plays in an emotional and physical sense, how we can gain psychological distance, and how belief plays a role in guiding us through negative self-dialogue.

Ethan Kross, PhD, is one of the world’s leading experts on controlling the conscious mind. An award-winning professor in the University of Michigan’s top-ranked Psychology Department and its Ross School of Business, he is the director of the Emotion & Self Control Laboratory. He has participated in policy discussion at the White House and has been interviewed about his work on CBS Evening News, Good Morning America, and NPR’s Morning Edition. His pioneering research has been featured in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Science.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives--including yours!  The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It's no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That's because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring!  Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Oct 19 2021

33mins

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Ep 163 – Kidney Transplant + Heart Attacks: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A client has a history of two heart attacks and a kidney transplant. There’s no way they can safely receive massage, right?

Maybe not.

Join us for a short exploration of the miracles of kidney transplant surgery, the pathophysiology of heart attacks, and the surprising number of options this massage therapist has to offer safe, effective bodywork to this client.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:  

The ABMP Podcast Ep 75 – Kidney Donor: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner (2021) Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Available at: https://www.abmp.com/podcasts/ep-75-kidney-donor-i-have-client-who-pathology-conversations-ruth-werner

“Get Informed.” National Foundation for Transplants (no date). Available at: https://transplants.org/get-informed/

“Can You Have a Heart Attack Without Having Any Blocked Arteries?” Cleveland Clinic (2020). Available at: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/can-you-have-a-heart-attack-without-having-any-blocked-arteries/

“Organ Donation and Transplantation Statistics.” National Kidney Foundation (2014). Available at: https://www.kidney.org/news/newsroom/factsheets/Organ-Donation-and-Transplantation-Stats

Organ transplant trends: “More deceased-donor transplants than ever.” UNOS (no date). Available at: https://unos.org/data/transplant-trends/

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA          

Oct 15 2021

14mins

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Ep 162 – Paul Kelly on How to Build Something from Nothing: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

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Paul Kelly is the owner of Temple Human Performance (www.templehp.com) and the creator of the brand Physiokinetics. To an outsider, he makes it all look so easy. But talking with him reveals how grit and the determination to get up and do something every day is what has enabled him to build a successful business. 

Host:     

Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com

Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com

Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.        

Allison’s column in Massage & Bodywork magazine:  

Feelization: Connect with Clients on a Deeper Level,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 85.

The Case for Consistency: Treating Persistent Injuries,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 80. 

Buddha’s Six-Pack: Serratus and Intercostals, with a Diaphragm Chaser,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 86, 

This podcast sponsored by:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

The Massage Mentor Institute: www.themassagementorinstitute.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.  

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           

Oct 14 2021

22mins

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Ep 161 – Maintaining Optimal Massage Health with Marisa Savino

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How do personal training and massage therapy complement each other? Marisa Savino joins the podcast to discuss how to maintain optimal massage health by improving strength and agility, preventing long-term burnout, how to set a routine (and stick to it), and how nutrition plays a role in your daily massage practice.

Marisa is a New Jersey-based fitness professional with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and psychology. Besides being a personal trainer, she is a licensed massage therapist. Being a professional in both training and massage, Marisa can meet a client’s needs on many levels. Combining the knowledge of these two disciplines allows her to help prevent injuries and be better able to address the whole health of a client. 

Marisa’s purpose is to inspire, encourage, and educate others on how to achieve their fitness goals and live life while continuing to maintain balance on their route of healthy living. Learn more about Marisa at msfitriss.com and follow her on Instagram @ms.fitriss.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives--including yours!  The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It's no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That's because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring!  Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Oct 12 2021

24mins

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Ep 160 – MCA syndrome: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A client has a panoply of health challenges, but the main one for right now is mast cell activation syndrome. Her whole body is primed to have an allergic reaction—to lotion, to smells, maybe even to touch. Is it possible to create a safe way for her to receive massage?

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Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA          

Oct 08 2021

16mins

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Ep 159 – The Feldenkrais Method with Chrish Kresge

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The Feldenkrais Method is named after the Israeli scientist, educator, and martial artist Moshe Feldenkrais, who explored new relationships between the mind and body to improve his own physical movement and functioning. In this episode, Darren and Kristin speak with Chrish Kresge about developing a refined awareness of yourself through simple movement practices, the differences between ATM (Awareness Through Movement) and FI (Functional Integration), what a practitioner does during a session, and the benefits of Feldenkrais work for both clients and practitioners.

Chrish Kresge has been teaching the Feldenkrais Method around the world for over 22 years in places such as the US, Ghana, Morocco, France, and Nepal. She works with people of all ages and abilities, using movement as the primary tool for improving function, self-awareness, posture, voice, and wellness. She is passionate about using her diverse skills and background to help people find their optimal selves and innate dignity. Kresge recently co-edited a book about the Feldenkrais Method, Learning Through Movement. She maintains an active private practice and teaches five group Feldenkrais classes per week in her studio in northwest Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.chrishkresge.com.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives--including yours!  The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It's no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That's because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring!  Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Oct 05 2021

22mins

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Ep 158 – Testopel: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A massage therapist notices some changes in the texture of their client’s tissues. When they ask about it, the client replies, “Oh! Those are my pellets!”

It turns out he has had testosterone pellets inserted into the tissues of his hip. What kinds of massage therapy accommodations are necessary in this situation? Tune in to find out!

YouTube of implantation procedure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqaVOWnJmm4

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:

BioTE FAQ (no date) FMC Clinics. Available at: https://www.fmcclinics.com/biote-faq

How effective are testosterone pellets: Side effects and benefits (2018). Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322642

Lv, W. et al. (2016) ‘Low Testosterone Level and Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in the Elderly Men: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis’, Molecular Neurobiology, 53(4), pp. 2679–2684. doi:10.1007/s12035-015-9315-y.

Pelleted Hormone Therapy—More Risks, Questionable Benefits, Warn Experts (no date) EndocrineWeb. www.endocrineweb.com/news/other-endocrine-disorders/62510-pelleted-hormone-therapy-more-risks-questionable-benefits-warn-

‘Post-Pellet Insertion Instructions | Peoria IL | Couri Center’ (2020), 30 January. Available at: https://www.couricenter.com/post-procedural-care-instructions/post-pellet-insertion-instructions/

Testopel (Testosterone Pellets): Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions, Warning (no date) RxList. Available at: https://www.rxlist.com/testopel-drug.htm

Testosterone Pellets. (2021) Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/testosterone-pellets

Testosterone Treatment, A Risky Bet? | Cognitive Vitality | Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (no date). Available at: https://www.alzdiscovery.org/cognitive-vitality/blog/testosterone-treatment-a-risky-bet

Wahjoepramono, E. J. et al. (2016) ‘The Effects of Testosterone Supplementation on Cognitive Functioning in Older Men’, CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets, 15(3), pp. 337–343. doi:10.2174/1871527315666151110125704.

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA          

Oct 01 2021

13mins

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Ep 157 - The True Quandary of Shin Splints: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

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The need to connect is awesome. But the need to protect and feel safe is equally as important. How do we know when to do which? Shin splints find themselves in the middle of this quandary. In this episode, join Allison as she explores the truth of shin splints and how to manage them in a world of prolific uncertainty. 

Host:     

Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com

Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com

Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified YouTuber. You can find her massage tutorials at YouTube.com/RebelMassage. She is also passionate about creating products that are kind, simple, and productive for therapists to use in their practices. Her products, along with access to her blog and CE opportunities, can be found at rebelmassage.com.        

Allison’s column in Massage & Bodywork magazine:  

Feelization: Connect with Clients on a Deeper Level,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 85.

The Case for Consistency: Treating Persistent Injuries,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 80. 

Buddha’s Six-Pack: Serratus and Intercostals, with a Diaphragm Chaser,” by Allison Denney, Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 86, 

This podcast sponsored by:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

The Massage Mentor Institute: www.themassagementorinstitute.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.  

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: Instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA           

Sep 30 2021

15mins

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Ep 156 – Cupping with Dr. Joi Edwards

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Cupping was described in the Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, which means ancient Egyptians may have been using cupping therapy as early as 1500 BCE. But how does cupping really work? In this episode, Kristin and Darren speak to Dr. Joi Edwards, DPT, about how cupping can create mobility within the tissue to restore function and decrease pain, what kind of cups are used and why, scope of practice, and how long patients should wait between sessions.

Dr. Joi Edwards is a licensed massage therapist and a licensed physical therapist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, a doctorate degree in physical therapy, and has held specialization in orthopedic manual therapy. She has extensive experience in the orthopedic field with both injuries and surgical conditions. She works full time as a physical therapist, owns her own continuing education company, Owlchemy Education, and successfully fuses the science of orthopedics with the art and intuition of massage, bridging both worlds together with the magic of silicone cups. Learn more at www.owlchemymassage.com.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives--including yours!  The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It's no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That's because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring!  Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Sep 28 2021

25mins

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Ep 155 – Dermatillomania: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

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A client has a skin-picking disorder, and they want to receive massage. Is this really a good idea? How can we make sure they’re safe?

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com

Host Bio:        

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.                  

Recent Articles by Ruth:       

“Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Massage Therapy,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, September/October 2021, page 33, http://www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1402696-september-october-2021/34.

“Pharmacology Basics for Massage Therapists,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, July/August 2021, page 32, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1384577-july-august-2021/34.    

“Critical Thinking,” Massage & Bodywork magazine, May/June 2021, page 54, www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com/i/1358392-may-june-2021/56.      

Check out ABMP’s Pocket Pathology: www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

Resources:

Reddit thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CompulsiveSkinPicking/comments/3q5rg2/has_anyone_gotten_a_massage_what_excuse_to_give/

About our sponsors:

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.   

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA   

Sep 24 2021

10mins

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Ep 154 – The Ergonomics Project with Robin Anderson

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Safety and efficiencies in the workplace can help a therapist’s career longevity. So, how does the Ergonomics Project aim to do this? In this episode, Robin Anderson, president of the Massage Therapy Foundation, discusses what the study of ergonomics entails and delves into both phases of the Ergonomics Project, how they plan on using this research, and how different modalities play a role in the project’s approach.

Robin Anderson, MEd, LMT, BCTMB, CEAS, is the regional director of education at Mpower Education. She has been a board-certified licensed massage therapist for 15+ years and currently practices in a plastic surgeon’s office specializing in post-operative recovery care. She is also an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. Robin has a master’s degree in adult education and training from Colorado State University and has published research on ergonomics teaching methods for improving body mechanics in massage therapy students. Robin is a frequent presenter at many professional conferences specializing in the realms of adult education, teaching methods, and ergonomics. In addition to the Massage Therapy Foundation, Robin has participated on committees with the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, and currently serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation.

Sponsors:  

Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com

CBD Clinic: www.cbdclinic.co

Elements Massage: www.elementsmassage.com

Anatomy Trains is a global leader in online anatomy education and also provides in-classroom certification programs for structural integration in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, and China, as well as fresh-tissue cadaver dissection labs and weekend courses. The work of Anatomy Trains originated with founder Tom Myers, who mapped the human body into 13 myofascial meridians in his original book, currently in its fourth edition and translated into 12 languages. The principles of Anatomy Trains are used by osteopaths, physical therapists, bodyworkers, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, and other body-minded manual therapists and movement professionals. Anatomy Trains inspires these practitioners to work with holistic anatomy in treating system-wide patterns to provide improved client outcomes in terms of structure and function.    

Website: anatomytrains.com

Email: info@anatomytrains.com

Facebook: facebook.com/AnatomyTrains

Instagram: www.instagram.com/anatomytrainsofficial

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

CBD Clinic products are the first nonprescription, over-the-counter topical medications that combine authorized active pharmaceutical ingredients and CBD enriching emollients such as hemp extract. Visit cbdclinic.co to get a sample and start feeling the difference for yourself today. Join our private Facebook group and connect with other massage therapists and HCPs using CBD Clinic products already. 

Website: www.cbdclinic.co

Email: info@cbdclinic.co

Phone: 303-223-0863         

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/CBDCLINIC

Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialcbdclinic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2g6TOEFrX4b-CigknssKHA

Founded by a massage therapist for massage therapists, the Elements Massage® brand is a network of independently owned and operated studios dedicated to changing lives--including yours!  The Elements Massage brand believes massage therapists deserve a supportive team, business and marketing resources, and the chance to learn as much as they want, so many Elements Massage studios offer and reimburse continuing education on an ongoing basis. It's no surprise Elements Massage therapist and client satisfaction leads the industry. That's because from day one, the brand has kept an unmatched commitment to deliver the best therapeutic massage experiences possible for both clients and massage therapists. Elements Massage studios expects the best. So should you. If this sounds like a fit, reach out. Studios are hiring!  Visit ElementsMassage.com/ABMP for more information.

Website: elementsmassage.com/ABMP

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elementsmassage

Instagram: www.instagram.com/elementsmassage

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXLHkAYMgmA6_MJ8DSEZm-A

Disclaimer:

Each Elements Massage® studio is independently owned and operated. Franchise owners (or their designated hiring managers) are solely responsible for all employment and personnel decisions and matters regarding their independently owned and operated studios, including hiring, direction, training, supervision, discipline, discharge, compensation (e.g., wage practices and tax withholding and reporting requirements), and termination of employment. Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC (ETM) is not involved in, and is not responsible for, employment and personnel matters and decisions made by any franchise owner. All individuals hired by franchise owners’ studios are their employees, not those of ETM. Benefits vary by independently owned and operated Elements Massage® studios. Elements Massage® and Elements Massage + design are registered trademarks owned by ETM.

Sep 21 2021

29mins

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Can we ask questions

By heshica - May 02 2020
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Curious to ask guest on episode 3 and 4 are they planning to raise their prices with purchase of all the new equipment and spreading out the client times? Or just take a huge loss?

Awesome

By bartpillsbury - Apr 29 2020
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These guys are great.