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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.

The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 50 Ratings

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.

    The Ergonomics Project with Robin Anderson

    The Ergonomics Project with Robin Anderson

    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

    • 29 min
    Type 1 Diabetes Blood Sugar Crash: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    Type 1 Diabetes Blood Sugar Crash: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    A client with diabetes has a 100-point blood sugar crash during his massage session. Luckily, the client was prepared and knew what to do. But can massage therapists do anything to avoid this risk? Listen in to find out.
     
    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:
    Lyu, W.B. et al. (2019) “Effect of Self-Acupoint Massage on Blood Glucose Level and Quality of Life in Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 45, no. 8: 43–48. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20190709-05.
     
    Sajedi, F. et al. (2011) “How effective is Swedish massage on blood glucose level in children with diabetes mellitus?,” Acta Medica Iranica 49, no. 9: 592–597. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22052142/
     
    Silva, N. C. M. et al. (2018) “Effect of Foot Reflexology on Capillary Blood Glucose, Tissue Temperature, and Plantar Pressure of Individuals with Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2): A Pilot Study,” Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 17, no. 3: 182–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcm.2018.03.003.
     
     
    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/AnatomyTra

    • 14 min
    Paul Ingraham and the search for understanding chronic pain: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

    Paul Ingraham and the search for understanding chronic pain: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

    Paul Ingraham is a pain researcher whose journey as a massage therapist and his experience with his own chronic pain led him to launch painscience.com—one of funniest and most successful websites on the topic of chronic pain. In this episode, Allison sits down with Paul to discuss how his transition from massage therapist to chronic pain translator revealed much more about the experience of pain than he could have imagined. Head over to painscience.com to dive in to his research and insightful perspectives.
     
    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           
     
     

    • 28 min
    Hydrotherapy with MaryBetts Sinclair

    Hydrotherapy with MaryBetts Sinclair

    Water treatments have a universal and timeless appeal. In this episode, MaryBetts Sinclair discusses how she “found” hydrotherapy, when—and why—hydrotherapy re-emerged in modern times, how massage therapists can incorporate hydrotherapy into their practices, and whether MTs should charge more for these services.
    MaryBetts Sinclair has been practicing massage and using water therapies in Corvallis, Oregon, since 1975. She is the author of two books on massage for children, as well as the new edition of Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers: Improving Outcomes with Water Therapies, Second Edition. She has been teaching massage and hydrotherapy for decades, and taught both subjects in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, South Korea, and Indonesia. MaryBetts is also a member of the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame. Her articles on hydrotherapy have appeared in many publications, including Massage & Bodywork magazine.
    Visit www.MarybettsSinclair.com for more information.
     
    Sponsors:  
     
    Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com 
     
    Handspring Publishing: www.handspringpublishing.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  
                   
    Handspring Publishing specializes in professional-level books for massage therapists, osteopaths, yoga and Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals who use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness. Handspring Publishing’s books are written and produced to serve the professional and educational needs of health and medical professionals, musculoskeletal therapists, and movement teachers. Its list includes bestsellers like Fascial Stretch Therapy by Chris and Ann Frederick, Fascia: What It Is and Why It Matters by David Lesondak, and the just-published third edition of Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy by Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, and David M. Lobenstine. Handspring’s books combine attractive and accessible presentations with an evidence-based approach to writing, including referencing the latest research findings. Authors are drawn from the ranks of highly respected teachers and experts in their area of specialization, including Kelly Bowers, Til Luchau, Robert Schleip, Graham Scarr, Gayle MacDonald, and Carolyn Tague, among others. ABMP members save 20% on regular list prices. Visit handspringpublishing.com and use discount code abmp20 to order. Shipping is free to all addresses in the United States and the United Kingdom.      
     
    Website: handspringpublishing.com 

    • 29 min
    Baker’s Cyst: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    Baker’s Cyst: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

    A client with a history of total knee replacement reports a Baker’s cyst. The massage therapist wonders what indications or contraindications are present. But the Baker’s cyst might not be the real issue here.
    In this podcast Ruth has a couple of assumptions challenged, which can be fun.
     
    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, 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:
     
    Hommel, H., Perka, C. and Kopf, S. (2016) “The fate of Baker’s cyst after total knee arthroplasty,” The Bone & Joint Journal, 98-B(9), pp. 1185–1188. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.98B9.37748.
     
    Ricci, M. A. and Howe, J. G. (1996) “Baker’s Cyst Causing Deep Venous Thrombosis: A Case Report,” Vascular Surgery, 30(4), pp. 355–358. https://doi.org/10.1177/153857449603000417.
     
    Baker’s Cyst | Swelling Behind The Knee | Treatment and Causes (no date). Available at: https://patient.info/health/knee-pain-patellofemoral-pain/bakers-cyst
     
    Baker’s (popliteal) cyst: Treatments, symptoms, and causes (no date). Available at: www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/184714.php.
     
    “Cystic Lesions About the Knee: Practice Essentials, History of the Procedure, Problem.” (2018). Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1250593-overview#showall.
     
    Demange, M. K. (2015) “Baker’s Cyst,” Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia, 46(6), pp. 630–633. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2255-4971(15)30317-7.
     
    Frush, T. J. and Noyes, F. R. (2015) “Baker’s Cyst,” Sports Health, 7(4), pp. 359–365. https://doi.org/10.1177/1941738113520130.
     
    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, Gyroton

    • 10 min
    Find a Hole and Fill it: Achieving Comfort in Retail Sales with Ella Cressman

    Find a Hole and Fill it: Achieving Comfort in Retail Sales with Ella Cressman

    What are the similarities in running a successful massage practice and a successful skin care practice? More than you might think. In this episode, esthetician and business owner Ella Cressman talks about how delegating parts of her business gave her time to focus on her clients, why rebooking practices are vital to your business’s success, and how to get comfortable in suggestive retail.
     
    Ella Cressman is a licensed esthetician, certified organic formulator, business owner, and absolute ingredient junkie! As an educator, she enjoys empowering other estheticians and industry professionals to understand skin care from an ingredient standpoint rather than a product-specific view.
    She has spent many hours researching ingredients, understanding how and where they are sourced, as well as phytochemistry, histological access, and complementary compounds for intentional skin benefits. In addition to running a skin care practice, Cressman founded a comprehensive consulting group, the HHP Collective, and has consulted for several skin care lines, including several successful CBD brands.
     
    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, b

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Followed Allison Here

Found this podcast because I love Allison Denney’s teaching style. So glad she is a part of this podcast. As expected, Allison is thorough and detailed. I’m also enjoying of the other episodes. Such a joy to have a podcast home for massage therapist.

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Fantastic

After being out of the massage world for a decade because of life stuff, finding this podcast has been amazing. When I went through school and was starting out there was nothing like this, of course and wow, this digital world really changes things!! Please get more out there!

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Can we ask questions

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?

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