The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted new rules that require massage therapists who treat children and dependent adults to complete mandatory reporter training.
The Oklahoma State Board of Cosmetology and Barbering has adopted rules that identify a list of crimes that will disqualify a person from being licensed as a massage therapist. The crime(s) or criminal charge(s) has to be largely related to the practice of massage therapy and pose a sufficient threat to public safety, health, or welfare. The rules became effective January 16, 2023.
The Washington legislature introduced House Bill 1437, the Massage Compact, in January 2023. The bill will make it easier for licensed massage therapists to work in other jurisdictions. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
While getting a doctor's note has been a mantra for massage therapists before working with clients with more complex conditions, that's no longer the case.
On ABMP’s social platforms, we recently asked, “What is your favorite thing about being a massage therapist?” The responses were too good not to share, so we compiled many of them here to further inspire others.
ABMP members can receive 20% off unlimited yoga through ABMP's partnership with CorePower Yoga.
ABMP members can save 20% on all Earthlite products, including portable massage tables and chairs!
The newest Massage & Bodywork magazine CE course, “2022, Issue 6: Massage & Bodywork Magazine November-December 2022,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to read and earn 2.5 CE hours.