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Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

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! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary 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 invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

Tennessee Bills Propose Massage Program Hour Increase

Support House Bill 1610 and Senate Bill 1588 to protect student federal aid—write a letter to your elected officials sharing that federal financial aid is necessary to keep your school doors open or that it helped fund your student tuition costs.

Texas Massage Therapy Exam Available

Effective immediately, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation will be issuing all massage therapy license applicants a notice regarding their eligibility to sit for the Texas Massage Therapy Exam. Find out how your students become eligible.