Today is one of my favorite days of the year—National High Five Day (seriously). This glorious day was started in 2002 at the University of Virginia, my beloved alma mater. And it’s not awesome just because it started at UVa (full disclosure: I probably wouldn’t celebrate it if it came from Duke). It’s awesome because it celebrates something. Something. Something as simple as the good ol’ high five.
What is a high five? It’s an act of camaraderie! In one swift move we share happiness, joy, and solidarity with another human being. What’s more important to celebrate than that?
Celebrate your clients today. Celebrate your spouse. Celebrate your freedom, your friends, Mexican food, your dog, music, your awesome association—whatever moves you.
National High Five Day seems whimsical, but it gets at why we do what we do. To share the love.
So share it.
The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy proposed new rules as a necessary step to bring licensure protocols into effect. These proposed rules would primarily change the term “certificate holder” to “license holder,” and outline continuing education requirements for renewal once licensure is the law of the land, among other modifications.
Senate File 1074 and House File 1275 have been introduced in the Minnesota legislature and would require statewide licensure for massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists. If you would like to support the bill, find out how you can send a short email to your legislators using our sample advocacy letter.
The January/February 2022 issue of Massage & Bodywork magazine is out now in print for ABMP members and available online at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com.
In this issue we focus on your clients by exploring the long-term effects of COVID, working with autistic clients, and 3 successful keys to re-booking.
This issue includes the following feature articles:
ABMP members enhanced their skills and knowledge by taking advantage of the outstanding online education and CE that comes free with membership: the library of courses in the ABMP Education Center, the ABMP CE Socials events, and the ABMP CE Summit online conference.