Washington Proposes Health Equity Rules

The Washington Board of Massage and Department of Health (Department) have proposed two new rules related to health equity that affect continuing education and initial training requirements. You can share your thoughts on the rules with the Department by July 7.

Nevada Adopts Massage Compact

Nevada becomes the first state to adopt the Massage Compact to simplify interstate massage therapy practice and regulation.

Massage Graduate Numbers on the Rise

Despite the impact COVID-19 had on massage school enrollment, a recent survey from Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) finds that massage graduate numbers are on the rise.

Indiana Proposes 316 Convictions of Concern

The Indiana State Board of Massage Therapy (Board) issued a proposed rule that would require the Board to clearly list 316 convictions of concern that may disqualify an individual from receiving a license. Elevate your voice and attend the public hearing on July 20 at 10:00 a.m. EDT where the rule will be discussed.

Federal Rules Could Impact Schools Across the Country

The US Department of Education released new gainful employment rules that could impact massage schools and students across the country. Add your voice to the growing list of professionals submit comments before June 20.

"Outside the Room:" Bodyworks for Liberation

In this June 7, 2023, episode of Outside the Room, host CG Funk speaks with Jonathan Grassi, the founder of Bodywork for Liberation, who talks about psychosis somatic integration within the massage setting.

Texas Considering Rehabilitation Efforts When Reviewing Criminal History

Senate Bill 483 permits the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to consider each person’s criminal history—including federal offenses and any offense committed in another state—along with rehabilitative efforts when determining whether a massage therapy license should be issued or renewed.

Texas Introduces Second Exam Option for Massage Therapy Applicants

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced that massage therapist applicants now have a second licensing testing method from which they can choose, the Texas Massage Therapists Examination. Learn about exam registration, cancellation policies, and location sites.

Florida Bill Requires Gender-Exclusive Restrooms

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires individuals to use, and certain public spaces to provide, restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth. Find out how House Bill 1521, signed by Governor Ron De Santis, may affect your school.