The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation announced the launch of a groundbreaking spa workforce study at the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo being held at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, October 16–18. The study is aimed at analyzing the recruitment, retention, and engagement of professionals in the spa sector.
The 12th Annual Meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held in Tampa, Florida, on September 29–30, 2017. In attendance were 41 delegates, along with 60 registrants from member boards, businesses and professional associations.
MINDBODY, the leading technology platform for the wellness services industry, announced the winners of the 2017 BOLD Awards. The annual BOLD Awards were established in 2014 and recognize top businesses and professionals throughout the dynamic wellness services industry.
ABMP has received comments and concerns from members regarding a solicitation received from the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) about a petition they have created. We wanted to clarify discussions surrounding the possible trademarking of the term “triggerpoint.”
The report's findings are encouraging for massage therapists, who can offer drug-free methods of pain relief.