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Massage & Bodywork magazine

Massage & Bodywork is the bimonthly publication of ABMP. Our goals are to promote professionalism, stimulate healthy dialogue, and expand the knowledge of those in the field to advance their success.

Location: Genesee, Colorado
Members: 152
Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2016

Discussion Forum

Environmentally Friendly MTs 1 Reply

Hey, MTs, What do you do to make your practice more environmentally friendly? Continue

Started by Darren Buford. Last reply by Geoff Pritchard Jul 25, 2012.

Is Swedish massage dead? 12 Replies

Now that you've had some time to digest the new article from Anne Williams in the November/December 2009 issue, is Swedish massage dead in your practice?

Started by Darren Buford. Last reply by Lori Mears Jun 13, 2011.

Best Massage Ever 4 Replies

Tell us about the best massage you've ever given. Who was it for, when, and where? What made it special? 

Started by Darren Buford. Last reply by Marissa Nov 25, 2010.

Energy Vampires 1 Reply

Have you ever had a client who was an "energy vampire"? Let us know how you overcame the situation. 

Started by Darren Buford. Last reply by Laszlo Sas LMT Oct 4, 2010.

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Comment by Darren Buford on June 16, 2010 at 11:25am
The July/August 2010 digital edition of Massage & Bodywork magazine is now available.

In this issue, you’ll find:

Refine Your Touch
Art Riggs discusses how your relationship with clients and their confidence in your skills influences the therapeutic process.

Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge
Learn more about this pivotal project and its ramifications for you.

Antianxiety Foot Massage
Video included!
Could it be that the solution to stress relief lies in massaging one of the most often-neglected body parts?

Click on!

Darren Buford
Managing Editor
Comment by Martha C. Long on April 14, 2010 at 11:28am
Has anyone massaged anyone with a bone stimulator?
I would like any info on this..
I have treated patients with a bone stimulator, but that was for Physical Therapy...
Martha Long
Comment by Mike Hinkle on April 13, 2010 at 10:04am
Great stuff, Darren!
Comment by Darren Buford on April 13, 2010 at 9:50am
The May/June 2010 issue of Massage & Bodywork is now available at

In this issue, you’ll find:

Active Engagement Techniques. Page 32.

Massage and Yoga. Page 40.

Your Ethics and Products. Page 50.

Also in this issue: learn about Bowenwork (page 54); successful marketing strategies (page 65); and remembering Ilse Middendorf (page 68).

Click on!

Darren Buford
Managing Editor
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on April 3, 2010 at 7:53am
Victoria, I also work for Massage Envy in Pensacola and Love it. They came here in May of 2009, and I am one of the few original therapists hired in the beginning. I agree with you about the relationships with the clients and the quality of the massage I give to them. Nothing is lost from me. I have notice though that there are many therapists here who work for Massage Envy and are ashamed to speak up and say so. I am all over this site saying I work for Massage Envy and I am glad I do. Thank you massage Envy for my job and the CE classes you so graciously have given to me. So many opportunities for CE education for Free that I cannot possible attend them all, with the WMC and WMF, plus all the benefits they provide including Health Insurance. Plus ast year they donated $600,000.00 to the American Cancer Society during Massage With A Cure. There is just so much folks do not know about Massage Envy.
Comment by Victoria (Vicki) Zabarte on April 2, 2010 at 10:42pm
Regarding the article "Massage Franchises" March/April 2010. I've been a Massage Therapist for 5 years and have worked with Massage Envy for 4 1/2 years. I want to put my 2 cents in about the section 'What have we lost?' Believe it or not, most of the therapists and I have a very strong passion for massage and healing. None of the quality is sacrificed for the sake of quantity. We have very strong relationships with our clients and they always return whether if it's once a month, every two weeks and for some, once a week and they always look forward to their massage. And during the session, I've been through their job loses, weddings, divorces, the birth of grandchildren, cancer remissions. Just because we work in a franchise, doesn't mean we're not human. We all have to start somewhere and Massage Envy gave me a job to a profession I love when everyone else turned me down because I didn't have 5 years experience.
Comment by Gloria Coppola on February 28, 2010 at 9:01pm
Comment by Bert Davich on January 25, 2010 at 1:21am
Thanks Darren,
M&B is a phenomenal professional journal. The focus, breath & depth on treatment for structural issues places M&B in a class of it's own. The treatments & technique articles from the likes of Art Riggs, Ben Benjamin, and many others has been invaluable to my practice, not to mention the clients who have benefited.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on January 7, 2010 at 3:39pm
I love the latest digital issue at

Way to go guys!
Comment by Marissa on December 20, 2009 at 9:30pm
Top notch issue this month everyone! A lot more "meat" this month to sink teeth in to! Loved every page. This whole site is really fodder for your writing! All these discussions are showing up here and then the mags and then back here. Loving the personal feed back! Keep up the good work.

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