New Partnership Brings Wellness-Based Continuing Education to Caribbean Islands

Caribbean WE and ABMP team up to offer CEU in the Caribbean // filipefrazao/iStock/Getty Images Plus

A new partnership between Caribbean Wellness & Education (WE) and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) is bringing virtual continuing education courses for spa therapists to 32 countries across the Caribbean islands.

“We are thrilled to partner with the leading massage therapy association in the Americas, ABMP, who is extending our Caribbean professionals a discount of $175 from the normal annual fee of $199—allowing them to earn a wealth of virtual education credits,” says Stephanie Rest, founder of Caribbean WE.  “This addition of online offerings will continue to build upon our certifications in the region, ensuring the Caribbean is advancing in global spa and wellness standards.”  

Founded in 2015, WE has been providing spa professionals wit6h continuing education in a number of Caribbean locations, including the Bahamas and Jamaica. This year, they are slated to offer ITEC certified programs in Grenada, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and more. Programs range from oncology cancer care certification, prenatal massage, energy medicine, and advanced esthetics, among others.

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ABMP has more than 30 years’ experience in educating spa professionals across North America. Today, the organization offers benefits like continuing education hours, free customizable websites, marketing materials, and more to its more than 80,000 members.

“We’re pleased to partner with Stephanie Rest and Caribbean WE in supporting the islands’ bodywork and spa professionals,” says Leslie A. Young, Ph.D., ABMP vice president of communication and professional outreach. “We are keen to provide quality education to as many practitioners as possible in order to further the level of standards in remote countries and advance the profession as a whole.”

To register for the partnership's unlimited continuing education courses, visit


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