House File 2168 adds massage therapists to the list of persons required to report child and dependent adult abuse and will now be required to complete training on this subject as a condition of licensure effective July 1, 2022.
Governor Ducey signed into law House Bill 2438, which requires massage therapists to undergo a more thorough criminal background check before receiving a license. This new requirement will affect applications and license renewals after January 1, 2023.
In a systematic review performed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, evidence supporting the effectiveness of cannabis-related products for treating pain was found to be surprisingly thin, despite the rising popularity of these products.
Researchers found some evidence to support cannabis-related products in treating neuropathic pain, or pain caused by damage to peripheral nerves. These products also led to notable side effects, including sedation and dizziness, however.
The new rules were approved May 13, 2022, and will become effective July 1, 2022. The rules affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation released volume XI of its Consumer Snapshot initiative, titled “New Era, New Consumer.”
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.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.
The Denver Post has announced the results of its annual Top Workplaces survey. We are proud to announce that Professional Assist Corp, ABMP’s employee-owned parent company, was named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Denver Post for the fourth year in a row. The recognition is based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by the research firm Energage.
Scientists at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, identified a neural circuit and neuropeptide in mice that transmits the sensation of pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) released the findings of the 2022 ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study, which indicate a return to near pre-pandemic industry revenue levels even as staffing challenges persist.