In the new ABMP textbook Teaching Massage: Fundamental Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors, 17 respected teachers in the massage and bodywork field come together to coach massage instructors in foundation principles of education and offer their advice on applying those principles in the massage classroom. Five of these educators, Cherie Sohnen-Moe, Mary Ann Foster, Ruth Werner, Whitney Lowe, and Susan Salvo will join ABMP’s Director of Education, Anne Williams, in a roundtable discussion about the joys, challenges, and practicalities of teaching massage.
Anne Williams is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, clinical hypnotherapist, registered counselor, and aromatherapist. Before joining Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) as Director of Education, Anne worked as a massage instructor, spa consultant, and curriculum specialist with a focus on program startup. She has written two textbooks: Spa Bodywork and Massage Mastery: From Student to Professional and has served as editor for the book Teaching Massage: Foundation Principles in Adult Education for Massage Program Instructors. In her free time, she loves rock climbing, ice climbing, hiking, and pretty much anything that gets her out into Colorado’s beautiful landscape with friends.