Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a national membership association that goes above and beyond great liability insurance to make it easier for massage and bodywork practitioners and students to succeed. Founded in 1987, ABMP is the largest massage therapy membership organization in the country for two main reasons:
The Touch Research Institute was formally established in 1992 by Director Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine via a start-up grant from Johnson & Johnson.
The TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. The TRI distinguished team of researchers, representing Duke, Harvard, Maryland, and other universities, strive to better define touch as it promotes health and contributes to the treatment of disease. Research efforts that began in 1982 and continue today have shown that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being.
Massage on the Go USA works closely with NACA, an organization that advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for its school and professional members.
– an article by Meredith E. Schuster-Gansrow (Massage On The Go USA) and Mary Sierra (Suffolk Community College)
Happiness really beings with the individual and, yet, there are ways to create an environment where health and happiness can flourish. What I’ve discovered is that prolonged happiness, in most cases, doesn’t just come to you. It is a process that, like any relationship, takes nuturing, work, fine-tuning and an open mind.
The Pursuit of Happiness: It’s Up to You by Meredith Gansrow