Effective July 1, 2022, the Board of Massage Licensure will be able to grant a temporary license to a person in good standing who is either licensed, registered, or certified in another state without passing a competency exam by the Board.
A recent study published in the journal PAIN suggests there is an association between chronic lower back pain (CLBP) and regional brain atrophy in older adults.
Governor Beshear vetoed House Bill 8, which would impose a 6% sales tax on massage services. The legislature will likely override the veto and it's important that you contact your representatives so that they clean up the bill.
The Delaware Board of Massage and Bodywork has proposed a continuing education (CE) rule that would allow the required nine hours of hands-on CE to be taken online for the license renewal period ending August 21, 2022.
The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking nominations for the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
On March 30, 2022, Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5753, which increases the number of members on the Washington Board of Massage from four to seven.
Senate File 1074 and House File 1275 would require statewide licensure for massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists in Minnesota. Unfortunately, neither bill was assigned to or heard in committee and will not move forward in the legislative process this year.
The California massage therapy community has an opportunity to join 45 other licensed states by instituting professional licensing in place of the current uneven, incomplete voluntary certification process administered by a private organization, the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).
Help ABMP oppose House Bill 8 by calling your senators and representatives. You can use our provided phone script. Now is the time to advocate for yourself and all Kentucky massage therapists.
The winners of the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship have been announced.