FSMTB Job Task Analysis Survey Now Available

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards’ (FSMTB) 2017 Job Task Analysis and Career Patterns Survey is now available online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSMTB_2017. The results of the survey define the domains of relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent entry-level practice and inform the content of the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to ensure that it reflects current practice. The survey will be available via the fsmtb.org website through Friday, August 18.

Access the FSMTB’s website at www.fsmtb.org.

Access the survey directly at www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSMTB_2017.

The FSMTB is an autonomous, not-for-profit organization comprised of state regulatory boards and agencies that regulate the massage therapy profession. All revenue collected by the organization is used to enhance FSMTB programs, maintain and improve the quality of the MBLEx, and provide support to members in fulfilling their responsibility of protecting the public. 

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Gainful Employment Rules Compliance Updates

Over the past two weeks, the US Department of Education issued updates to the new “Gainful Employment” (GE) regulations for vocational programs published last fall. This web post addresses the updates to prepare school owners and educators ahead of the July 1, 2024, new GE rule effective date.

New Study Reconfirms the Benefits of Touch

A recent study found that touch interventions were effective in helping regulate cortisol levels, reducing feelings of depression in adults, and having other significant benefits.

Louisiana Bill Proposes Massage Program Hour Increase

Effective October 1, 2024, Louisiana massage students will no longer be eligible for federal financial aid because massage programs are limited by Louisiana law. But there is a solution: Senate Bill 353 will increase the required education hours for massage licensure from 500 to 625. ABMP fully supports this bill, and we explain why you should too.

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ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

Benefits

Podcast: Cancer, Clots, and COVID—A Complicated Client

A client was recently treated for colon cancer—and it didn’t go well. She had surgical complications, a bout of sepsis, and more. Is massage therapy safe? We discuss on this episode of “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner.

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