COMTA Welcomes 3 New Commissioners

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) welcomed three new commissioners to the organization:

Denise Van Nostran (Regulator)

Susanne Schmaling (Esthetics Practitioner)

Toshiana Baker (Employer)

To view the bios of these or any of COMTA’s commissioners, please visit the COMTA website here.

The new commissioners will be joining the commission at its upcoming meeting November 4–5 in Portland, Oregon.  



ISPA Announces 2022 Innovate Awards Winners

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced winners of the 2022 ISPA Innovate Awards, celebrating members whose thoughtful and creative innovations advance the spa industry.

Nevada Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.


Eight Reasons Why I Love Being a Massage Therapist

Love Being a Massage Therapist

Taking inspiration from a recent ABMP Facebook thread on the subject, freelance writer and LMT Cindy Williams put together a list of her top eight things she loves about being a massage therapist.


Podcast: Sound Healing with Ben Brown

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Ben Brown, founder of HND + TMPL Massage Therapy, about how sound affects the body, mind, and spirit.

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