The challenge

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  Greetings friends! I am back from summer vacation—well actually, just a blog vacation. I follow the European blogging model, where you take a long vacation in the summer. As a result, my prose is tanned, rested, and more insightful and effective than ever.   Since I left the blogosphere, it seems the world has gone to hell. But there have been bright spots—and ABMP joined in the fun this week. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the country (and some of the world) by storm, resulting in countless numbers of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads and, most importantly, significant awareness of and financial support for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.   We joined the fun on Monday, doused ourselves, donated, and challenged some of the (in)famous names in the massage profession—social media supermaven Allissa Haines, known pot-stirrer Laura Allen, the inimitable CG Funk, our fantastic 80,000+ members of ABMP, and for good measure, our friends at the American Massage Therapy Association. Here we are in our glory: If you are reading this, consider yourself challenged! Dump some ice water on your head or, even better, donate to the ALS Association (www.alsa.org/donate/) and help eradicate one of the most sinister diseases.   Talk to you soon.
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Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

Blog

ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

New CE Course: Stretching the Hip

Dr. Joe Muscolino displays a massage therapy technique.

The new ABMP CE course, “Stretching the Hip,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1.5 CE hours.

Benefits

Podcast: Gainful Employment (and the 100% Rule)

Les Sweeney, president and CEO of ABMP, and Lance Hostetter, ABMP director of government relations, explain the 100% rule, the flaws within the rule, and the Interstate Massage Compact.

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