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



Utah Proposes Rules for Lower Tiers of Massage Licensure

The proposed rules establish educational training, supervisory roles, examinations, renewal requirements, and unprofessional conduct for massage assistants and massage assistants-in-training. Express your thoughts and suggestions for how you think these massage therapy lower-licensing tiers should be regulated in Utah before December 15.

Vacancies on the Oregon Massage Board

There are two seats open to licensed massage therapists. You must be nominated by a massage organization for a vacancy, and ABMP can help nominate you. Let us know if you're interested and find out how to apply!

Massage School Programs at Risk Across the Country

The US Department of Education issued final rules on October 31 that will likely greatly impact clock-hour programs in states with minimum clock-hour requirements for licensure or certification, including massage therapy. The new rule is flawed and, if not changed, will cause devastating collateral damage to schools, instructors, students, and the public. Find out how you can advocate!



Podcast: Beyond the Physical with Angie Parris-Raney

In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Darren speaks with Angie Parris-Raney—Chopra Center Certified in meditation and Ayurvedic lifestyle—about some of the specific mechanics of the mantra meditation.

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