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The ABMP Podcast | Speaking With the Massage & Bodywork Profession

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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.

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 104 - Social Media: from Beginners to the Advanced with Morgan Palmer

5/4/2021
Morgan Palmer, ABMP’s digital marketing coordinator, tells us how to use social media as an effective marketing tool for your practices. We break this podcast down into three sections: beginners [2:54], intermediate [11:48], advanced [15:24]. Morgan tackles the hard questions: Should you have two separate accounts: personal vs. business? What’s the number one site to be on? How often should you post? What’s the difference between content creation and content curation? How should you use...

Duration:00:22:51

Ep 103 - Pseudogout: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

4/30/2021
A client wants deep work in his hamstrings, but he has a couple of situations that might make it questionable: Parkinson’s disease and a recent onset of a new condition for him called pseudogout. What is pseudogout, how is it different from traditional gout, and what can this massage therapist do in this complex situation? Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author Bio: Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a...

Duration:00:12:31

Ep 102 - Mount IT Band: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

4/29/2021
The push and pull on our underlying tissues can create some pretty big disturbances up on the surface. In this episode, Allison takes a closer look at the IT Band and explores how to approach a chord of connective tissue that acts more like an earthquake than it does a tendon. 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...

Duration:00:17:48

Ep 101 - When You See a Doorway, Walk Through It with Diane Matkowski

4/27/2021
Diane Matkowski, the Massage Mentor, has had many revelatory moments in her life: from getting her first massage, to studying under a hands-on mentor, to making the leap of faith to start her own business. She was terrified. But she took comfort in the phrase from one of her clients: “When you see a doorway, Diane, walk through it.” Diane embraces being uncomfortable and, as such, has been successful in her work—she hasn’t taken a paycheck from anything other than her independent massage...

Duration:00:31:19

Ep 100 - Mercy, it’s MRSA! “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

4/23/2021
A client with a complex health history reveals he has recently been exposed to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. During his session, his massage therapist finds lots of little scabs on his body—yikes! Good news: this is not nearly so scary as it seems. The hygienic practices we already use provide us with good protection from MRSA colonization, but that needs to happen on purpose, and not by accident. Also, you might want to keep some gloves and masks...

Duration:00:15:12

Ep 99 - Addressing Anxiety Part 2 with Amanda Huggins

4/20/2021
In part two of this conversation, Amanda Huggins offers listeners somatic tools for addressing anxiety, including meditation, box breathing, and heart-focused breathing. She discusses how to work with clients with anxiety (space holding, not advice; supportive affirmations, not comparisons) and advocates for all of us to “triple down on self-care.” Amanda Huggins is a respected anxiety and mindfulness coach, certified yoga instructor, brand ambassador, writer, and keynote speaker. After...

Duration:00:23:19

Ep 98 - Marfan Syndrome, “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

4/16/2021
A client has Marfan syndrome—what does it mean for him? And what does it mean for massage? Listen in as we review what autosomal dominant means, and we enjoy some new vocabulary: dolichostenomelia (abnormally long, thin limbs) and arachnodactyly (spider-digits). We also learn about the potentially life-threatening complications of this genetic disorder. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author Bio: Ruth Werner is a...

Duration:00:14:48

Ep 97 - The Philosophical Truth About Trigger Points, The Rebel MT, with Allison Denney

4/15/2021
The momentum of a wave can take down huge ships, in much the same way that the momentum of a trigger point can paralyze giants. In this episode, Allison dives into why trigger points are so painful and how approaching them as you might approach an octopus in the ocean is the key to calming the waters. 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...

Duration:00:17:21

Ep 96 - “I am enough”: Addressing Anxiety with Amanda Huggins

4/13/2021
In part one of this conversation, Amanda Huggins defines anxiety and describes her own challenge to integrate the mental, physical, and spiritual in her personal life. She helps us get to the emotions underneath the umbrella term anxiety—fear, guilt, imposter syndrome—and lets us know the difference between the stories we tell ourselves (unpacking how beliefs began) and our truths. We conclude with some affirmation practices, the power of grounding, and valuing our worth. Amanda Huggins...

Duration:00:24:37

Ep 95 - Disordered Eating, “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

4/9/2021
This story is a delicate one. The client has an eating disorder that the massage therapist thinks is pretty advanced, and maybe getting worse. This episode dives into some of the serious consequences of eating disorders and the important role massage therapy may play. It may be upsetting for people who struggle with eating disorders, so please consider this a trigger warning. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: https://www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery:...

Duration:00:17:51

Ep 94 - Get Involved! Talking Government Relations with Laura Embleton

4/6/2021
ABMP Director of Government Relations Laura Embleton joins the podcast to tell us about the advocacy work her team does to support individual practitioners across all 50 states. Laura’s goal is to ensure fair legislation is enacted without overburdening practitioners. We discuss her battle with illicit businesses operating under the guise of massage therapy, human trafficking, media and states usage of the term massage parlors, and, most importantly, how individual practitioners can get...

Duration:00:21:33

Ep 93 - A Failure to Communicate About a Failure of the Liver, “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

4/2/2021
A client didn’t share an important piece of information—and the therapist didn’t ask. The result: a serious situation that massage could have made much worse. In this episode, we talk about a surprising relationship between bariatric surgery and liver failure—and about the need to ask open-ended, inviting questions that will help us get a clear and full understanding of our clients’ health challenges. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: https://www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery:...

Duration:00:13:27

Ep 92 - The Calf: Did Someone Say Achilles? The Rebel MT, with Allison Denney

4/1/2021
The desire to be free is one that we not only feel in our hearts, but also in our muscles. Nowhere in the body is this truer than in the claves. In this episode, Allison explores the innate restriction of the calf muscles and finds meaning in the lessons offered up by Greek mythology. 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...

Duration:00:17:32

Ep 91 - An Ayurvedic Lifestyle: Detox on the Equinox with Angie Parris-Raney

3/30/2021
Angie Parris-Raney, Chopra Center Certified in meditation and ayurvedic lifestyle, joins the podcast to break down her recent article, “Detox on the Equinox,” in Body Sense magazine. Angie lays the foundation for bringing fresh energy and movement to our seasonal transition into spring. She gives five tips on improving diet, exercise, meditation, tongue scraping, and self-massage. And, she informs us about avoiding FLUNC foods. Angie Parris-Raney is a licensed massage therapist and is the...

Duration:00:32:11

Ep 90 - Lots o’ Clots, Part 2, “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

3/26/2021
Another episode about DVT and pulmonary embolism—but this one looks really different from last week! What to do??? In the face of contradictory advice, we walk through this decision-making process, discussing the difference between information and permission along the way. This podcast sponsored by: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: www.booksofdiscovery.com Coaching the Body: www.coachingthebody.com Host: Ruth Werner: www.ruthwerner.com ABMP...

Duration:00:12:51

Ep 89 - Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow with Dr. Joe Muscolino

3/23/2021
Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are musculoskeletal pathologies hallmarked by elbow pain. However, even though these conditions cause elbow pain, they are not conditions of the actual elbow joint; rather they are overuse syndromes of the musculature of the hand and/or fingers. And these conditions aren’t just relegated to those participating in these two sports. These overuse injuries can be caused by actions as simple as gripping your steering wheel, a pen, or your cell phone too tightly....

Duration:00:36:56

Ep 88 - Lots o’ Clots, Part 1, “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

3/19/2021
A client with a complicated health history (including cancer and newly adjusted chemotherapy) has a medical emergency: deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary emboli. Now she wants massage. There’s a lot to balance in this decision, which is not as clear-cut as it seems. In this episode, we consider some of the variables about massage for a person with this medical history and find a way to get to a good conclusion. This podcast sponsored by: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books...

Duration:00:14:37

Ep 87 - The Complicated Life of Plantar Fascia, The Rebel MT, with Allison Denney

3/18/2021
Every wonder why some people seem to be able brush off massive blows and some seem to feel all the feels? There are pros and cons in both scenarios, just like in the tissues of our body. In this episode, Allison explains why the tension produced by growing up and the tension found in the plantar fascia of the feet are similar and necessary. Host: Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com Resources: “The Muscle, the Beast, and a Cup of...

Duration:00:15:55

Ep 86 - Telephone Tag: Voicemail Dos and Don’ts

3/16/2021
Are you using your voicemail in a professional manner? Is your voicemail always full, allowing no one else to get through? Do you even have a voicemail message, or is there just a lonely “beep”? Having made thousands of calls to practitioners over the years and often hearing no professional connection to their practices, co-hosts Kristin Coverly and Darren Buford discuss why having a professional voicemail message is the gateway to your business. Has there ever been such low-hanging fruit to...

Duration:00:22:44

Ep 85 - Fem-Pop Follow-Up, “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

3/12/2021
In episode 77, from February 19, 2021, a client with “critical limb ischemia” wants massage while he awaits corrective surgery for an occluded artery. So, we talked about peripheral artery disease and talked about the risks and reasons to be cautious in this situation. In this follow-up episode, we find the client was in better shape than I thought, and the massage therapist shares her treatment choices and rationales for a really hopeful outcome. This is yet another example of how important...

Duration:00:11:54