The International SPA (ISPA) Association and CIDESCO, a beauty and spa therapy training organization, are collaborating to elevate and celebrate careers in the global spa industry.
ABMP members have recently shared more instances of receiving unsolicited "offers" from various web hosting companies that appear as invoices. This confusing “offer” is simply a ploy, and members should ignore these invoices.
A systematic review published in the August 2020 issue of Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice examined the effectiveness of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy for those at risk of or living with lymphedema.
A team of researchers performed a systematic review to comprehensively evaluate the reliability of massage therapy for cancer patients with anxiety and depression.
A study published in the Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research investigated the effects of foot massage provided by a mother on the severity of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children.
Books of Discovery and Ruth Werner have made a digital addendum to the textbook A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology available for free to the profession at https://booksofdiscovery.com/what-is-new/#COVID. This resource provides a comprehensive clinical and pathological examination of COVID-19 written by Werner.
Officers were elected at the October 16, 2020, Board of Directors meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
The 15th annual election of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was conducted online October 5–13, 2020.
Mica Rosenow, a doctoral student in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, is seeking participant recruitment assistance for a research study examining the impact of massage on mood, emotions, and attitude during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GSN Planet (GSN) has launched a COVID-19 Sustainability Guide in response to the recent pandemic. The guide was written by GSN’s Sustainability Task Force and is available to the entire wellness industry.