First Yomassage Social Spa Opens in Portland, Oregon

Yomassage opened its first social spa in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, October 1.

After four years of training practitioners in the modality, the Yomassage founders opened this first brick-and-mortar social spa to provide physical touch, social connection, and community.

The Yomassage Social Spa offers semiprivate sessions in a relaxation studio or individual sessions in private treatment rooms. The spa also will feature sessions specifically for the preconception, prenatal, and postnatal communities, in addition to anyone looking to manage stress, feel nurtured, and take care of their mind and bodies.

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New Massage Board Created in Alabama

On May 15, 2024, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 137, terminating the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and its functions to create the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Learn key takeaways from the bill and how its passage may affect you.

Tennessee Regulatory Update

Tennessee massage therapy education requirements increased from 500 hours to 650. ABMP would like to share an update to explain how that change came about and give some overdue credit to those who made it happen.

Alabama Board in Jeopardy of Dissolution

Without your support, the Alabama massage therapy profession is in danger of losing its regulatory board, which could result in inconsistent regulation or none at all. Call Governor Kay Ivey to encourage the passage of Senate Bill 137 to protect massage regulation.



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