The gold award winner of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s 2015 Practitioner Case Report Contest is Cathy Meryanos for her project entitled “Utilizing Chair Massage to Address Women’s Health in Rural Africa.”
Recent News and Legislative Updates
Researchers in Switzerland recently announced they have discovered a new muscle in the quadriceps femoris muscle group.
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ABMP has announced that all webinar CE is now free for members, making it easier for massage therapists and bodyworkers to access online education and save money.
“We’ve taken on the cost of CE hours to make it easier for our members,” says ABMP President Les Sweeney. “We strive to add value to ABMP membership and want our members to have more money to spend on other CE providers, and on themselves.”
Hawaii law requires that private trade, vocational, and technical schools, including massage therapy schools, must be licensed by the state department of education.
Cramer, part of the Performance Health family of brands, was selected as Official Launch Partner of the film Race. Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrust him onto the world stage of the 1936 Berlin Games.
Bon Vital’, another part of the Performance Health family, is also a proud supporter of this inspiring film.
Two new regulations are being considered in Kentucky that would impose a new background check requirement for massage therapy licensees and license applicants. KY 21521 would require all license applicants to pass a criminal background check in order to obtain a massage license. Almost every other licensed state has the same type of requirement for massage license applicants.
Rhode Island’s existing massage therapy statute does not expressly prevent towns and cities from enacting their own local licensing or other regulation of massage therapists and massage therapy businesses. A new bill, HB 7007, states this position expressly by proposing that language be added to the statute stating that “any city or town may, by ordinance, regulate the opening, the presence, the location, and the operation of any massage business or massage parlor located or operating
Kansas SB 40 and HB 2123, which we have discussed in previous updates, carried over into the current legislative session. The bills would create a system of mandatory state licensure for massage therapists in the state. It appears unlikely that the bills will pass in the legislature this year, but we will keep you informed of important developments.