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Recent News and Legislative Updates

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements as outlined in House Bill 28 (HB 28), which was signed into law in 2021…

At the July 21, 2022, board meeting, the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) made a decision regarding continuing education (CE). All Indiana licensed massage therapists will be required to complete…

The New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy announced that all continuing education (CE) requirements for the 2022 biennial license renewal may be obtained online.

CE Requirements…

There is one vacant seat on the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy (Board) for a Georgia licensed massage therapist (LMT). If you are interested in serving as a Board member, ABMP encourages eligible members to consider…

There are three vacant seats on the New Mexico Massage Therapy Board (Board): two for New Mexico licensed massage therapists (LMT) and one for a public member. If you…

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.

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic examined 27 patients (22 of whom were evaluated…

On June 7, 2022, the Iowa Board of Massage Therapy (Board) adopted new massage therapy rules. The new rules will be effective August 17, 2022, and primarily impact the following sections: definitions, licensure…

On June 8, 2022, House Bill 22-1300 (HB 22-1300) was signed into law by Governor Polis, allowing counties, cities, and towns in Colorado to adopt local ordinances. The intent of a local ordinance is…

On July 1, 2022, the Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy (Board) published proposed rules (page 25) in the Administrative Register of Kentucky. The rules affect the fee schedule and ABMP has…

Following the Indiana Massage Practice Act that passed in 2017, the Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy (Board)…