Indiana State Names Recipients of Erik Dalton Massage Therapy Scholarship

Four Indiana State University students were named recipients of the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship for 2023—Nick Anzelone, Alexis Fears, Giovonni Garrett, and Kathryn Tritle.

In 2012, Indiana State University and Erik Dalton partnered to create the Advanced Myoskeletal Massage Therapy program, the only minor degree in massage therapy offered at a major US university.

The scholarship goes to students who minor in massage therapy at the College of Health and Human Services at Indiana State University and who are passionate about myoskeletal alignment techniques.

For more information about the university’s massage program, visit



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.


ABMP CE Summit: 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.


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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