Massage Therapy Leadership Coalition Meets in Denver

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, ABMP was grateful to spend two days in Denver, Colorado, hosting members of the Massage Therapy Leadership Coalition. ABMP, along with representatives from the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE), the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), and the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), had robust discussions regarding the Massage Therapy Licensing Compact that will support massage therapists’ mobility, the potential for ABMP’s new Cornerstones instructor development product to advance quality massage therapy education and standards for educators, and therapist empowerment regarding addressing sexual solicitation and assault perpetrated upon massage therapists. We look forward to continuing conversations and regrouping with all of the Coalition members in 2023.



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!



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