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.



New Massage Board Created in Alabama

On May 15, 2024, Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 137, terminating the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and its functions to create the new Alabama Massage Therapy Licensing Board. Learn key takeaways from the bill and how its passage may affect you.

Tennessee Regulatory Update

Tennessee massage therapy education requirements increased from 500 hours to 650. ABMP would like to share an update to explain how that change came about and give some overdue credit to those who made it happen.

Alabama Board in Jeopardy of Dissolution

Without your support, the Alabama massage therapy profession is in danger of losing its regulatory board, which could result in inconsistent regulation or none at all. Call Governor Kay Ivey to encourage the passage of Senate Bill 137 to protect massage regulation.



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