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The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession

Health & Wellness Podcasts

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.

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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United States

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 164 – Chatter with Dr. Ethan Kross

10/19/2021
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...

Duration:00:33:17

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

10/15/2021
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...

Duration:00:14:52

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

10/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:22:04

Ep 161 – Maintaining Optimal Massage Health with Marisa Savino

10/12/2021
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...

Duration:00:24:27

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

10/8/2021
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? Image of Dermatographism 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...

Duration:00:16:51

Ep 159 – The Feldenkrais Method with Chrish Kresge

10/5/2021
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...

Duration:00:22:01

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

10/1/2021
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...

Duration:00:13:35

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

9/30/2021
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...

Duration:00:15:25

Ep 156 – Cupping with Dr. Joi Edwards

9/28/2021
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...

Duration:00:25:32

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

9/24/2021
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...

Duration:00:10:26

Ep 154 – The Ergonomics Project with Robin Anderson

9/21/2021
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...

Duration:00:28:59

Ep 153 – Type 1 Diabetes Blood Sugar Crash: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

9/17/2021
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...

Duration:00:14:51

Ep 152 – Paul Ingraham and the search for understanding chronic pain: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

9/16/2021
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...

Duration:00:28:17

Ep 151 – Hydrotherapy with MaryBetts Sinclair

9/14/2021
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...

Duration:00:28:59

Ep 150 – Baker’s Cyst: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

9/10/2021
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...

Duration:00:10:49

Ep 149 – Find a Hole and Fill it: Achieving Comfort in Retail Sales with Ella Cressman

9/7/2021
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...

Duration:00:30:52

Ep 148 – Descending Necrotizing Mediastinitis (DNM): “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

9/3/2021
A client starts with a sore throat. Now she’s recovering from an infection that required 4 months in the hospital and rehabilitation. She had major surgery, and lost the ends of her fingers and toes in the process. Finally she is home, becoming more active, and wants to receive massage. How on earth did this happen, and what do we need to know to work safely? It turns out this situation has some eerie links to another issue we hear about every day. Listen in to find out...

Duration:00:15:02

Ep 147 - Old Man Psoas: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

9/2/2021
The psoas is a lot like an old man who likes his solitude and scares those who pass his cabin in the woods. But with a little patience and finesse, the fear will ease—and the old man will have a new kick in his step. 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...

Duration:00:15:57

Ep 146 – Shoulder Injuries with Dr. Ben Benjamin

8/31/2021
In this episode, Dr. Ben Benjamin discusses the three phases of frozen shoulder, how resisted stretching is used to increase range of motion and decrease pain, why friction therapy is a great method for massage therapists to use during a session, and how being a thorough communicator during assessments is key to understanding a patient’s treatment options. Ben Benjamin, PhD in sports medicine, has been practicing massage since 1963 and has been nationally recognized for his contributions to...

Duration:00:37:33

Ep 145 - Butterfly Disease: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

8/27/2021
Ep 145 – Butterfly Disease: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner Epidermolysis bullosa (EB): this genetic skin condition is sometimes called butterfly disease, because the skin of affected people is so delicate. So when a client with EB, plus fibromyalgia, plus blood thinner use asks for “very deep work”, what do we do? Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com Host Bio: Ruth Werner is a former...

Duration:00:11:46