Who is Today's Massage Therapist/Bodyworker?
I am ABMP
Our members are a diverse group of caring practitioners who serve clients in all 50 states.
Meet some of them here.
Maggie, Missouri. Maggie enjoys the fact that her dual licensure as an esthetician and massage therapist are both covered by a single ABMP membership. She's seen great growth in the awareness people have of alternative health.
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Neusa, California. Neusa was interning in a convent in Brazil when she first started to learn about massage. She believes that allowing the body to rest can empower it toward natural tools for healing.
Roberta, Colorado. Once involved in theatre and education, Roberta says she listens with ears, eyes, hands and heart to create a healing session. In 2009, she's celebrating her tenth year with ABMP.
Rosemary, Washington. Rosemary strives for balance as a self-employed massage therapist and "enjoys her work to her heart's content." As a healthcare provider with other training, she believes her practice is unique.
A 2007 ABMP member survey reveals the following:
Predominant Focus of Practitioner Work
Most Common Secondary/Additional Practice Techniques used by ABMP Members
Location of Service Delivery
In the week prior to the 2007 ABMP Member Survey, members reported locations where
massage had been performed:
47.2 percent of therapists said they spent their professional time overall in one
location, 29.8 percent at two locations, and 10.6 percent at three locations.
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