FSMTB 2020 Officer Election Results

Officers were elected at the October 16, 2020, Board of Directors meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. David Cox, Maryland Board of Massage Therapy Examiners, was elected to serve as president, Victoria Drago, Florida Board of Massage Therapy, was elected to serve as vice president, and Sandy Anderson, Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy was elected to serve as treasurer of the board.

FSMTB Board of Directors

  • President – David Cox – Maryland State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners
  • Vice President – Victoria Drago – Florida Board of Massage Therapy
  • Treasurer – Sandy Anderson – Nevada State Board of Massage Therapy
  • Director – Robin Alexander – Texas
  • Director – Craig Knowles – Georgia Board of Massage Therapy
  • Director – Dianne Layden – North Carolina
  • Director – Charlene Russell – Mississippi
  • Ex Officio – Debra Persinger – FSMTB Executive Director

For more information about the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, visit www.fsmtb.org.


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Texas to Review Massage Rules—Submit Your Comments by May 30

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.


Noriko Smith: Finding Life Through Oncology Massage

Noriko Smith, massage therapist and winner of ABMP's Massage is for EveryBody essay contest.

Noriko Smith was one of the winners of ABMP’s Massage is for EveryBody 2021 contest, and we wanted to share more of her story, which exemplifies the inclusive values of this campaign. Please join us in celebrating Noriko!


Read the May / June 2022 Issue of Massage & Bodywork Magazine

The May/June 2022 issue of ABMP's Massage & Bodywork magazine is available at www.massageandbodyworkdigital.com. ABMP members get a print subscription as part of membership, and the digital edition is available online and free to the profession.

In this issue, we explore pelvic tilt and spinal compensation, improving bodywork through breath, and how listening to your clients is a superpower. We also discuss SI joint dysfunction, overuse injuries, and much more!⁠

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY: Value over $2,022!

Cupping Canada Inc. and Mobile Massage Mastery GIVEAWAY—value over $2,022!

3 lucky participants will win shared prizes:

• 16 CE live online Evidence Informed Clinical Cupping course from Cupping Canada & Cupping USA (NCBTMB approved & Canadian approvals) - valued at $405 CAD

• Online course starter kit, tie dye silicone drinking glass & silicone straw kit from Cupping Canada and Cupping USA - valued at $120 CAD

2022 ABMP CE Summit Course: Updating our Hands-On Approach

Learn about the properties of fascia and hands-on techniques for working with fascia in the leg. Join Til Luchau and Whitney Lowe for this engaging course that explores the composition and roles of fascia and collagen and demonstrates several myofascial hands-on techniques focused on the fascia in the leg and the sartorius, gracilis, semitendinosus, and pes anserinus muscles.

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