The Coalition of National Massage Therapy Organizations met December 4 in Chicago to continue dialog on a variety of issues facing the massage therapy profession. The coalition comprises seven organizations participating on an equal footing, in an atmosphere of mutual participation and respect. Two representatives from each of the organizations participated in the daylong conversation.
Seven topics were on the agenda and each organization provided an update on their organizational initiatives. Topics for discussion included: FSMTB Model Practice Act, Continuing Education Oversight, Accreditation & Recognition/Massage School Landscape, Polaris Project/Human Trafficking, and identification of topics and issues for ongoing discussion.
The coalition agreed that future conversations would likely include focus on the following:
- Continuing Education Oversight
- Human Trafficking
- Teacher Standards Project