Pennsylvania Online Continuing Education Update

*Updated 8/25/2021* ABMP received correspondence from the Pennsylvania State Board of Massage Therapy and the Board Administrator clarified that massage therapists are permitted to complete 100% of continuing education hours online during the current biennial renewal period.

Vaccination Requirement for Health-Care Providers in Oregon—UPDATE

Due to COVID-19’s Delta variant, vaccines will be required for all health-care providers working in health-care settings by September 30, 2021. The Oregon Board of Massage Therapy indicated that this may not apply to those that work in spas or private practices.

Pennsylvania COVID-19 Waivers Expiring

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Professionals and Occupational Affairs announced that COVID-19 waivers and suspensions issued during the pandemic will expire in the coming weeks. Find out which wavers and their expiration dates will affect massage therapists.

Stretching May Increase Pain Tolerance

A new study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Pain examined the effects of stretching on pain sensitivity by asking 22 healthy adults who did not suffer from back pain to perform stretches of the lumbar region and forearm muscles.

Massage Heights Expands Executive Team

Massage Heights today announced multiple new hires to its executive team, including the appointment of Scott Schubiger as Chief Development Officer.

Florida Online CE for 2021 Renewal Cycle

Due to COVID-19, the Florida Board of Massage Therapy made an emergency rule regarding continuing education to allow online courses to be used to meet the 12-hour hands-on technique requirement. Find out which ABMP courses are approved for the 2019–2021 renewal cycle.