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ABMP submitted written commentary to the Kansas legislature regarding Senate Bill 305, which would create statewide licensure for massage therapists. We support this legislation and advocated on your behalf because licensure would create a unified scope of practice, develop professional…

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Minnesota legislature regarding Senate File 967 and House File 973, which would create statewide licensure for massage and bodywork therapists. We support this legislation and advocated on your behalf because licensure would create a unified scope of…

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support massage licensing efforts in Kansas! The legislature introduced…

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! The Minnesota legislature introduced…

When it comes to volunteering, massage therapists have many opportunities to raise awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage as a contribution to the profession. On March 22, the Colorado Coalition of Massage Therapists invites you to volunteer for the annual Massage Therapy Legislative…

ABMP submitted comments 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 advocated on your behalf to protect the autonomy of the Arizona…

Effective July 1, 2024, Tennessee massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Tennessee law. But there is a solution: House Bill 1610 and…

The Wisconsin legislature introduced Assembly Bill 716 (AB 716), the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact), in November 2023. The IMpact will simplify interstate massage therapy practice and regulation…

The Virginia legislature introduced House Bill 323 (HB 323), the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact), in January. The IMpact will simplify interstate massage therapy practice and regulation with the goal…

The Kentucky legislature introduced House Bill 77 (HB 77), the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact), on January 2, 2024. The IMpact will simplify interstate massage therapy practice and…