The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.
Recent News and Legislative Updates
Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.
The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy made a decision regarding continuing education (CE) at their July 2022 board meeting. Find out how many CE hours you need before the May 15, 2025, renewal.
All 20 continuing education hours for the 2022 biennial license renewal may be obtained online. Visit the ABMP Education Center to learn and earn free CE.
There is one vacant seat on the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy for a licensed massage therapist. Visit the official website of the Georgia Office of the Governor and follow the application prompts to apply.
There are three vacant seats on the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board: two for New Mexico licensed massage therapists and one for a public member. Apply for an appointment today.
Massage therapy is very effective for pain relief, stress relief, and relaxation in hospice patients, according to a pilot study published in the January 2022 issue of the Journal of Palliative Care.
The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy adopted new massage therapy rules that impact the following sections: definitions, licensure by examination, qualifications for foreign applicants, and license display requirements. The new rules will be effective August 17, 2022.
House Bill 22-1300 allows counties, cities, and towns in Colorado to adopt local ordinances. The intent is to prevent human trafficking-related offenses to occur in illicit businesses that represent themselves as massage establishments. The bill takes effect August 10, 2022.
The Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy published proposed rules that affect massage therapy fees and suggest adding two new sections to the fee schedule: license reinstatement and certificate of good standing fees.