Join us for a full day of education on October 12, 2015. It's yours free thanks to the generous sponsorship of ABMP.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for someone visiting a massage therapist. With 8 out of 10 people experiencing back pain at some point in their lives it's important that you know how to deal effectively with the condition. You'll review essential anatomy, learn how to assess back pain and will learn a variety of techniques for helping your clients, from kinesiology taping and myofascial release to neuromuscular therapy and thai table massage. You'll even get free certificates of completion*.
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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.
There are two live events in 2015: June 1&2 and Nov 16&17. If you can't attend live, everything is recorded and available for you on-demand 24-7. And this year you'll be able to do quizzes to get certificates of completion for CE reporting.
And it's all available for just a fraction of the cost of what a typical conference would cost. Don't miss a moment of this unique online event. Register now.
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 2015 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 2014 with hundreds of thousands of visitors from 131 countries.
CG Funk is the Vice President of Industry Relations and Product Development for Massage Envy Limited. She has been involved with the massage profession for over 18 years as a practicing massage therapist, massage educator, school administrator, conference speaker writer and legislative activist.
Anne is Director of Education at ABMP. She has written two massage text books: “Spa Bodywork” and “Massage Mastery” and was editor for the book Teaching Massage. In her free time she loves rock climbing and anything that gets her out into Colorado’s beautiful natural landscape
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.
Heath and Nicole Reed have had the fortune to study with some of the greatest masters of Thai Massage, Yoga, and Qi Gong throughout the world. For years, they’ve been teaching how to integrate presence and movement with simple hands-on techniques to provide effective results.
Ruth Werner is a massage therapist, educator, and author of the textbook A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology that is used in massage schools worldwide. She is past president of the Massage Therapy Foundation & received the Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award in 2005.
Michael McGillicuddy is also an internationally recognized speaker and author and is the President of USA Pro-Sports. He is owner and administrator of the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy He has specialized in sports massage and pain management for the last 30 years.
Eric Brown MT has trained thousands of therapists at massage therapy colleges and is a well-recognized business expert. He is a co-founder of World Massage Conference and Massage Therapy Radio. He pioneered chair massage in Canada and authored the 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 internationally and is a consultant for massage therapy research.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, is the Healing From the Core curriculum developer for The Upledger Institute. She has been teaching and mentoring in the area of conscious awareness and its relationships to the healing process for over 25 years.
Melanie Hayden left the corporate oil and gas world behind to become a massage therapist. She owns The Healing Cocoon which hosts women’s retreat weekends & workshops to support therapists in achieving professional & personal success. She’s the co-founder of World Massage Conference.
Pete Whitridge has been a massage therapist since 1988. He served on the Florida Board of Massage Therapy, teaches at several massage schools and is a frequent speaker for AMTA, FSMTA, and FCA conventions. Pete is the President of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education.
Felicia Brown, owner of Spalutions, provides business and marketing advice to massage and spa professionals. Felicia is a sought after public speaker, the author of Every Touch Marketing and writes regularly for publications like Massage Therapy Journal, Massage Magazine, and Massage & Bodywork.
Angie Patrick is the Director of Business Development and Corporate Sales for Massage Warehouse. Her experience with the world’s largest massage retailer provides her a uniquely qualified view of current market trends, fads, and newly emerging and mainstay products in the massage industry.
Whitney Lowe is a recognized authority on pain and injury treatment. His contributions to the massage field are wide-ranging and include, professional publications, teaching, clinical work, consulting, and participation in national boards and committees.
Renowned manual therapist, Erik Dalton, pulls from his extensive background in massage, Rolfing and manipulative osteopathy in his entertaining and innovative pain-management workshops, books and videos. He is the developer of Myoskeletal Alignment Technique and author of Dynamic Body.
Irene Diamond is a well-loved Massage Business Coach and mentor. As the founder of San Francisco’s very first Wellness Center she knows what it takes to run a thriving massage business. Diamond is proud to be an inductee in the Massage World Hall of Fame.
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’s professional career started as an Athletic Trainer. He’s worked with athletes from teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Mutiny as well as various Olympic teams. His clinic, the Boston Bodyworker, is a thriving clinic treating over 250 patients a week.
Doug Nelson has been practicing massage therapy since 1977 with a focus on Precision Neuromuscular Therapy. He is the founder of NMT MidWest, teaching Precision Neuromuscular Therapy both in the US and abroad.
Professor in the Department of Research at the National University of Health Sciences, Jerrilyn has taught numerous research-related courses. She has also served as a Principal Investigator on research studies focused on massage therapy and chiropractic care for 20+ years.
Ann and her husband Chris are both certified by Thomas Myers in KMI and are the authors of the popular book Stretch to Win and Fascial Stretch Therapy. They’ve directed their own successful center for nearly 20 years and offer certification training in Fascial Stretch Therapy.
Dr. Kevin Morford is a recognized expert in the connection and integration of the mind, body, and spirit to stimulate healing. He graduated with Certification in Chiropractic Neurology from Parker College and serves on the faculty of Oklahoma State University instructing future doctors in health sciences.
Larry Steinbeck is a physical therapy and athletic trainer. He is an instructor for the Fascial Manipulation Association, out of Italy, teaching courses on Fascial Manipulation that were developed by Luigi Stecco. He also has certification in trigger point dry needling.
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.
Lily Ofir is a certified practitioner with 18 years of experience. Lily’s love for travel and adventure has exposed her to unique massage techniques from around the world. Besides being the Spa Director at Relaxus Products, she teaches Thai Stem Massage and other modalities.
Simeon Niel-Asher is an Osteopath and is an acknowledged leader in the field of trigger point medicine, having authored three books on the subject. He teaches throughout Europe, South America, the USA and the Middle East. His pioneering techniques are practiced by over 5000 therapists worldwide.
For decades, Pamela Fitch has become a passionate advocate for massage therapy both nationally and internationally. Her text, Talking Body Listening Hands was released in 2014 and represents a lifetime of writing, mentoring and consulting work on the topic of client-centered care.
Jeff is the owner of Ethical Practice which assists the healthcare industry to develop with integrity. Jeff has been in private health practice since 1995 and presents regularly to Australian and international audiences via live and online events.
Jay is dedicated to instigating a global movement of Conscious Creators and supporting people to organize their life and resources around their passions and gifts.
With over 15 years of combined experience in the health & fitness and medical field, Nina Cherie, PhD, is a researcher, educator and advocate for lifestyle medicine. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois.
Clint Chandler is a recognized leader in the field of massage therapy education, receiving the Jerome Perlinski National Teacher of the year award in 2002. Clint has developed and implemented core and advanced curriculum for some of America’s leading educational institutions, programs, and publishers.
Enjoy two live conference events (June 1, 2 & Nov 16, 17) 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.
Our professional working environment was designed to meet the needs of massage therapists, from spacious rooms to high quality equipment and supplies. Learn why more than 20,000 therapists call Massage Envy home.
Massage Warehouse is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions about our products and provides high quality products at fair prices. And although it’s the world’s largest massage retailer you’ll find that you’ll be treated like family, with respect, compassion and care.
Discover why more than 80,000 massage and bodywork practitioners have made ABMP the largest association in the profession. With ABMP, you get successful-practice resources at your fingertips as well as exceptional liability insurance.
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The award winning magazine for massage professionals and the favorite benefit of ABMP members. Non-ABMP members can get access to the digital edition by clicking the link below.
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