Welcome to the conference you attend without leaving your home or office. It's like watching TV except you get to interact live with top massage experts from around the word - the presenters you’ve only dreamed of seeing - as well as the opportunity to connect personally with thousands of like-minded professionals at the largest event in massage history. If you miss any live broadcasts, everything is recorded and available to view on-demand. You also get certificates of completion for CE reporting for all presentations*. It's a full 30+ hours of continuing education available for just a fraction of the cost of what a typical conference would cost. Register now and save $50 off the already low registration fee.
The World Massage Conference is a virtual massage conference. It allows massage therapists, bodyworkers, and manual therapists from around the world to learn from international massage experts that most practitioners would never be able to see in their lives, all without having to pay for travel, hotel or meals
Using cutting edge technology, the conference is broadcast live on the Internet. The 2016 conference year will feature two two-day conference events in June and November as well as a one-day ABMP Back Summit. Broadcasts are recorded and on-demand replays are available to watch at your leisure. Participants can also get certificates of completion for all presentations for CE reporting.*
The conference launched in 2008 with over 8,000 paid registrants and has grown to about 20,000 registrants in 2016 with hundreds of thousands of visitors from 131 countries.
Kristin Coverly, LMT is a massage therapist with a business degree who cares about you and your practice. She is the manager of professional development at ABMP, leads ABMP BizFit Live: Successful Practice Workshops across the country, and co-authors the Business Side column in Massage & Bodywork magazine.
As a teacher, national leader and an industry driver, CG has helped shape the US massage therapy profession over the past 20 years in the roles of corporate leadership, school administration, training and education, legislative advocacy, marketing and public relations.
Donald Quinn Dillon, RMT is a practitioner, author and speaker. He has lectured across Canada, with dozens of his articles appearing in Canadian, American and Australian massage publications. Don is the recipient of four industry awards from leading organizations.
Tina Allen, founder of Liddle Kidz Foundation, is largely credited with popularizing pediatric massage therapy. She has created pediatric massage programs in leading medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards.
Til Luchau's popular webinars are visual and imaginative voyages into the fascinating world of massage and bodywork. Til is an Advanced Certified Rolfer and the originator of Skillful Touch Bodywork, the Rolf Institute's own training and practice modality.
Eric Brown, aka the Grand Massage Poobah is a noted massage business expert with more than 25 years experience. He is a co-founder of World Massage Conference. He pioneered chair massage in Canada and wrote the #1 bestselling book "60 Clients in 60 Days".
Robert Schleip has practiced Rolfing for 30 years, Feldenkrais for over 20, and has instructed at the Rolf Institute. Known worldwide as a thoughtful, enthusiastic, and engaging teacher, he co-founded the International Fascia Research Congress first held at Harvard Medical School.
Diana, a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, has a private practice in Seattle, WA, specializing in post-operative care. She lectures at massage, acupuncture, midwifery, chiropractic, physician and physical therapy conferences and is a consultant for massage therapy research.
Lone Sorensen developed Face Reflexology over the course of her 28-year career. In 1985 Lone moved to Argentina where she established the first reflexology schools in the country and trained almost 2,000 Foot and Face reflexologists.
Eric teaches for massage schools, spas and professional organizations nationwide, specializing in teaching Deep Tissue Massage that doesn't harm the therapist or the client. In his spare time, he works on becoming the fifth member of Van Halen.
Renowned therapist, Erik Dalton, pulls from his extensive background in massage, Rolfing and manipulative osteopathy in entertaining and innovative pain-management workshops, books and videos. He is the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Technique and author of Dynamic Body.
Dr. Saratsiotis is a Canadian chiropractor and has contributed to various textbooks including “Fascia: Clinical Applications for Health and Human Performance”. He has a degree in Physiotherapy and teaches courses in anatomy and soft tissue techniques at a private Physiotherapy school in Athens.
James is the author of "Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management" and an international lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2008.
For over 10 years Angie has been designing and teaching continuing education classes that focus on bringing balance to the body, mind and energy of both the therapist and the client. She teaches and blogs for Biotone Professional Massage products and hosts MassageEducator.com. .
Drew Freedman is the CEO and founder of Learn2Tape. He is a Board Certified Massage Therapist as well as a Certified Kinesiology Taping Specialist. He is a graduate from the University of South Florida’s Sports Medicine program where he also served as an Athletic Trainer and Massage Therapist to many professional & collegiate teams as well as Olympic athletes. He originally started using kinesiology tape in the early 2000’s and eventually became a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner (CKTP™) through the Kinesio Association in 2007.
Paula Nutting has presented nationally and internationally. Paula has a health background in emergency nursing, beauty, sports training and has completed and taught with the Bachelor Degree in Musculoskeletal Therapy.
Lars has coached thousands of clients over the last 23 years, and in 2009, he founded BodyMind Institute.com, a virtual learning platform which professionally represents the world’s natural health leaders in easy to love video e-course formats.
Robert has 21 years of experience as a registered massage therapist in British Columbia, Canada. He has been teaching Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques across Canada since 2010. He is a former instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy..
This former ballet dancer has had a 25 year career in massage and since 2001 has specialized in working with the myofascial system. She currently teaches courses in Structural Myofascial Therapy throughout Canada, the USA and Europe.
Dr. Schmidt is a Board-certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and massage therapist in Long Island, New York. She's on the faculty of the Masters Physical Therapist Program at Touro College in New York and is an professor at other colleges.
Brian Fulton has been practicing massage therapy in Ontario Canada since 1999. He is the author of the book "The Placebo Effect in Manual Therapy- Improving Clinical Outcomes in your Practice" published by Handspring Publishing.
Patrick McKeown is Director of Training and Education for Buteyko Clinic International and is the author of eight books using the Buteyko Method. He is the practitioner for clinics in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
An panel of business experts with specializations in various areas of business: Stephanie Beck (social media), Felicia Brown (management and marketing), Lori Koop (business development and accounting), Cherie Sohnen-Moe (retail and transaction optimization), Dr Dennis Buckley (client acquisition).
Diana Thompson: MT for 30 years and past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation. Nancy Haller: A Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Massage Therapist for 20 years. Carolyn McManus: Teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for patients with chronic pain an Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. Nancy Haller: Nancy is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner and Massage Therapist for 20 years and has developed “NeuroMuscular Connections” seminars to bridge Feldenkrais and Massage. She educates clients and practitioners on how to enhance posture, balance and movement and co-authored a chapter on "Interactive Movement Practices The Feldenrkais Method" in the new "Integrative Pain Management" textbook. As an educator, she speaks on living with brain injury and the recovery process. Carolyn McManus: Carolyn holds a Master’s degree in physical therapy from Duke University and in psychology from Antioch University. She is on staff in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at the Swedish Medical Center where she developed and has taught the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for patients with chronic pain and disease since 1998. She is an instructor for the Puget Sound VA Health Services' Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Kindness Meditation Research for veteran populations. She is an author and national speaker on the topic of mindfulness, pain management and mind body wellness.
Ruth Werner is an MT and educator and author of the textbook A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, used in massage schools world-wide. Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron is a Professor in the Department of Research at the National University of Health Sciences as well as the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Division at the University of Illinois.
Enjoy two live conference events (June & Nov) that you can watch from the convenience of your home or office. No need for expensive flights, hotels or meals.
Throughout the year you’ll get to enjoy some of the top presentations from the conference while you chat one-on-one with our celebrity presenters.
Thousands of dollars in prizes from our sponsors and partners wil be given away throughout the year: Everything from e-courses and videos to massage lotion and tables.
You’ll be able to download audios of all presentations as well as presenter notes. You can create a fantastic library that’s yours to keep and refer to forever. Throw the audio files on your MP3 player and listen on the go: On your daily commute to work or your daily walk.
Get certificates on completion for CE reporting* now included in your registration at no extra cost. It couldn't be easier: Listen to a presentation, do the short quiz and download your certificate of completion.
Connect and chat with thousands of massage professionals from around the globe. It’s a unique opportunity to meet your colleagues, not just in your backyard, but on the other side of the world!
Meet all our presenters in the chat room. Get to know them and have all your questions answered personally. How cool would it be to have a conversation with your favorite massage celebrity?
If you miss a live presentation, it’s not a problem. All presentations are recorded and available for on-demand replay almost immediately following the live broadcast. You can access these recordings at the time and place that’s most convenient for you.
We’re introducing more video. Instead of simply getting the theory through a typical slide presentation, these professionally produced videos allow you to get close and personal with a better view than you'd ever get at an in-person event.
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The news source for the massage and spa therapy community. Massage Today is the leading publication in the massage therapy profession, read by more massage therapists than any other. Visit for a free subscription to their ezine.
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