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 classes*. 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 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 classes 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.
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
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, known by many as the Grand Massage Poobah, is a noted massage business expert and founder of BodyworkBiz. He has pioneered chair massage in Canada and worked for companies including IBM, Dell, Kelloggs, Levi Strauss, Amex, as well as major hospitals, banks, law firms and financial institutions.
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.
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.
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.
Nathalie Cecilia is the originator of bamboo massage in the United States and teaches continuing education classes at spas and resorts across the country.
Laura Allen is a licensed massage therapist and the Massage Division Director of Soothing Touch, a family-owned massage and skin care product company located in Santa Fe, NM. Allen is the author of Nina McIntosh's The Educated Heart and four other textbooks published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
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.
Sharon Desjarlais is a master-certified, award-winning coach for therapists who want to grow their practices into the fullest expression of their spirit. Since 1994 she has helped some of the world's leading modality developers expand their businesses, including Dr. John E. Upledger, Dr. Bruno Chikly, and Paul St. John.
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.
Rick Boden is a multi-unit franchisee for Massage Envy Spa and has been a massage therapist for over 23 years.Rick has served on several Boards including Massage Envy's "Therapist Culture Squad", appointed to gather best practices for building great therapist culture at all Massage Envy clinics.
Dr. Jerrilyn Cambron is a Professor in the Department of Research at the National University of Health Sciences and adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois. Ruth Werner is a retired massage therapist, writer, and educator with a passionate interest in massage research.
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.
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.
Robert has 23 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..
Felicia Brown of Spalutions, Irene Diamond, creator of Active Myofascial Therapy: The Diamond Method and Jeff Shearer are three highly experienced massage business experts who will help turn your surviving practice into a thriving practice.
Max is President of Urban Roots Wellness Centre and Foundational Movement Institute. He developed his practice around the everyday concepts of Walking, Sitting, Sleeping, Standing, Bending, Stairs and Running through his education in biomechanics, applied kinesiology, and structural anatomy.
Marla is an Holistic Practitioner and Movement Educator and Workplace Health and Wellness Educator. Marla teaches you to be aware of daily habits that cause pain in your body and gives you practical tools to change them, feeling immediate results: Less pain & tension; more ease & energy.
Vickie D. Torrey teaches Oncology Massage and other Healing Arts internationally. She is a faculty member of Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy, teaching Ethics, Communications, Psychology of Touch and Oncology Massage. Vickie lives, writes and plays in Savannah, GA and Ilhabela, Brazil.
Scott Donkin is an internationally published author, chiropractor, lecturer, and consultant who has been in private practice for over thirty years. He speaks on numerous ergonomic, wellness, and quality of life topics. Dr. Donkin is an expert on the use of the physical environment to promote balance, human performance, health, safety, and longevity. He has served as President of the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Occupational Health and Advisory Board member of the Wellness Councils of America. He’s written Sitting on the Job, Fit for Work, SittingSmarts, and co-authored Peak Performance Body & Mind: How to Make Your Body Last a Lifetime.
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 classes 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 classes 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 classes 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.
Performance Health offers products covering the entire spectrum from health and wellness to rehab and sports medicine to pain relief and performance including leading brands: Biofreeze, TheraBand, Cramer, Bon Vital, TheraPearl, and Perform.
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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.
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.
The American Massage Conference offers not only the best value in continuing education, but an exceptional opportunity to connect with your peers. Join us in Chicago June 11-14 or Niagara Falls Oct 1-5.
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