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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 122 - Nature vs. Nurture, The Coracobrachialis: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

6/24/2021
There are leaders and there are followers. This is true in life and in the world of muscles. But what happens when a follower is thrown into the position of a leader? In this episode, Allison examines the world of prime movers and synergists, the confusion that exists among them, and the philosophical pickle of the coracobrachialis. Host: Contact Allison Denney: rebelmt@abmp.com Allison’s website: www.rebelmassage.com Allison Denney is a certified massage therapist and certified...

Duration:00:17:57

Ep 121 - Lessons Learned During the Pandemic with Eric Stephenson

6/22/2021
Eric Stephenson tells us about maintaining mental health, overcoming adversity, finding motivation in non-negotiable routines, recognizing and reacting to defining moments, and the lasting power of social support. Eric Stephenson is a 20-year massage veteran and Chief Wellness Officer for Elements Massage, a 250-unit franchise system headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Eric is also Co-Founder of imassage, Inc. in Delray Beach, Florida, an education and consulting company dedicated to...

Duration:00:32:21

Ep 120 - Brain Surgery and Spasms: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

6/18/2021
A client had brain surgery and now has severe and painful spasms in their back. Is this a complication of surgery? Is this a precursor to total paralysis? Will massage make it worse? Listen for a brisk review of nervous system function and what happens when parts of the nervous system are injured. Upper or lower motor neurons—it makes a difference! Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Host Bio: Ruth Werner is a former...

Duration:00:15:27

Ep 119 - Instagram Deep Dive with Elicia Crook

6/15/2021
Did you know 15 million registered businesses are on the ’Gram? Or that 1 billion people are on the platform and that 50% of them follow at least one business to learn more information? It’s time you take the deep dive into using Instagram to expand your bodywork practice. Elicia Crook, the Rebooking Ninja, breaks down each component of an Instagram account (from bios to feeds, from hashtags to Stories and Reels, and analytics) and lets you know how to drive this “Porsche or Ferrari” of...

Duration:00:28:39

Ep 118 - Shingles—How Long Do We Wait? “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

6/11/2021
In this episode we do a deep dive into varicella zoster virus and the many confusions about chickenpox, shingles, and a weird invisible form of shingles. Is shingles contagious? Can you get it more than once? Where does the chickenpox vaccine fit? It can be very confusing! Tune in for some useful clarifications. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Pain the App:...

Duration:00:15:35

Ep 117 - The Proud Pectoralis Major: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

6/10/2021
We investigate why the pride of the pectoralis major is both a good and a bad thing, and how we as body workers can use this knowledge to our advantage. 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...

Duration:00:17:00

Ep 116 - Low-Back Pain with Dr. Ben Benjamin

6/8/2021
Low-back pain is certainly one of the, if not the most, pressing issues practitioners will face when working with clientele. More than 70 million people visit doctors each year with low-back pain, so as an MT, knowing the what and how of working with this population can be valuable. Dr. Ben Benjamin joins the podcast to talk about his personal experience with low-back pain, common myths and misconceptions surrounding this injury, the most common causes, how to prevent low-back pain through...

Duration:00:39:18

Ep 115 - Restless Leg Syndrome: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

6/4/2021
A client comes back to the massage table after a long pandemic-related break. Her therapist notices something new: as the client relaxed, her legs began to twitch and jump, and she felt “tingling” on the top of her foot. What is going on, and can massage therapy help? Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author Bio: Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education...

Duration:00:15:40

Ep 114 - Touched: A Massage Story, ABMP Movie Night! with Jonathan Grassi and Chandler Toffa

6/1/2021
In preparation for ABMP Movie Night on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, we ask the filmmaker and star of Touched: A Massage Story to join the podcast and tell us about their experience making the documentary. Touched: A Massage Story uncovers the wisdom found in the hands of a world-renowned massage therapist, Jonathan Grassi. This documentary offers insight into the hardships of entering this profession. Inspired by his personal journey of healing from loss and isolation, Grassi masters his gift of...

Duration:00:31:13

Ep 113 - Seizures and Action Plans: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

5/28/2021
A client who has never had massage before calls to make an appointment. He has a history of “grand mal” seizures. What does the massage therapist need to know to be safe with this client? We go through a short list of important questions. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author Bio: Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage...

Duration:00:14:32

Ep 112 - The Devil is in the Details, The Trapezius: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

5/27/2021
Is it the devil? Or is it the solution to so many questions that are buried in all those details? In this episode, Allison ponders the bedeviled details of the trapezius muscle, the beauty of the nuchal ligament, and the bravery of Michelangelo. 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...

Duration:00:17:07

Ep 111 - A Natural Intuitive with Cyndi Dale

5/25/2021
What’s it like being an intuitive? Do we all possess these abilities? “It’s a matter of tuning in and paying attention,” guest Cyndi Dale says. Dale, the author of more than 20 books on energy work, empathy, and clairvoyance, joins the podcast to talk about discovering her gifts, countering skeptics, the four ways people access their abilities, the difference between physical energy and subtle energy, and scope of practice. Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker,...

Duration:00:28:19

Ep 110 - Obesity Pressures: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

5/21/2021
An obese client wants help with low-back pain, but she can’t take deep pressure. What to do? Ruth might get a little strident in this discussion of weight, health, judgmental language, and hands-on options. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author 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...

Duration:00:11:54

Ep 109 - Practice Partnerships with Allissa Haines and Michael Reynolds of Massage Business Blueprint

5/18/2021
This dynamic duo are the perfect pair to speak to successful business partnerships, as they celebrate six years of working together. Allissa and Michael tell us why they created Massage Business Blueprint and how their skill sets complement one another. We also dive into the pros and cons of partnerships, what it’s like working with your best friend, and how to keep work fun. We close with thoughts on workload disparity, how formal a partnership contract should be, and how to bring your best...

Duration:00:34:06

Ep 108 - Massage for Rhabdomyolysis? Absolutely Not: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

5/14/2021
A young woman has lots of muscle pain after her soccer game. A great time to receive massage, right? Not this time. Listen in for a case where massage could cause renal damage. Sponsors: Anatomy Trains: www.anatomytrains.com Books of Discovery: https://booksofdiscovery.com Author 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...

Duration:00:10:42

Ep 107 - The Identity Crisis of the Glute Medius: “The Rebel MT” with Allison Denney

5/13/2021
The world, and anatomy, is a lot easier to understand when we talk about it in organized categories. But, sometimes, thinking outside the box is a much better approach. In this episode, Allison explores the identity crisis of the glute medius and how to ease the grip of confusion for this multifaceted middle muscle. 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:00:17:33

Ep 106 - Cannabis Massage: CBD 101 with Jordan Person

5/11/2021
Jordan Person wrote the book on cannabis massage—literally. Listen in as she tells us the difference between CBD and THC, side effects and contraindications, and incorporating CBD topicals into your practice. Jordan breaks down the common cannabis myths, talks about the growing public acceptance, and the possible future of cannabis research. Jordan Person has been a licensed nurse for 20 years and massage therapist for 15 years. She is the original cannabis massage practitioner, author of...

Duration:00:23:35

Ep 105 - Pregnancy Surprises: “I Have a Client Who …” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

5/7/2021
A pregnant client has pain and numbness in her hands. It is NOT what you think. In this conversation with pregnancy massage expert Carole Osborne, we take a look at a common pregnancy-related complaint, and see how it can offer some surprises! Resources: Body Therapy Education—Learning Developed by Carole Osborne Carole Osborne, Michele Kolakowski, and David M. Lobenstine, Pre-and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A comprehensive guide to prenatal, labor and postpartum practice (Scotland:...

Duration:00:17:35

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