The Skinny on Skin (Cancer)

Massage therapists are invaluable to clients not only for their manual skills, but for their keen eyes on clients’ skin abnormalities. Skin cancers of the head and neck—melanomas—are the most serious types of skin cancers and oftentimes the most difficult for someone to self-detect.

For those who want to become more informed about spotting potential melanomas, Skinny on Skin has an online course available for free at www.skinnyonskin.org. The course takes about 45 minutes and participants receive a certificate on completion.

The material helps practitioners identify suspicious lesions and includes guidance about how to stay within scope of practice, including how to talk to clients and refer them to a dermatologist for a potential diagnosis.

For more information, resources, and the free online course, visit www.skinnyonskin.org.

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News

Minnesota Introduces Licensing Bills for Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapies

Serve the best interest of your profession and the public while ensuring ongoing competence and high standards of practice. How? Support licensing efforts in Minnesota! Write a letter to your elected officials, sharing why licensure is an important and necessary step to advance the massage therapy industry.

ABMP Advocates to Protect the Autonomy of the Arizona Massage Board

ABMP submitted written commentary to the Arizona legislature regarding House BIll 2169, which would merge the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy with the Arizona Barbering and Cosmetology Board. We are opposed to this legislation and invite you to read our comments and write to your elected officials.

Blog

ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

 Headaches.

Join us online Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the ABMP CE Summit: Headaches, which take learners on a journey from understanding headaches to working with clients with headache pain using multiple modalities and techniques.

New CE Course: Stretching the Hip

Dr. Joe Muscolino displays a massage therapy technique.

The new ABMP CE course, “Stretching the Hip,” is available in the ABMP Education Center to view and earn 1.5 CE hours.

Benefits

Podcast: Gainful Employment (and the 100% Rule)

Les Sweeney, president and CEO of ABMP, and Lance Hostetter, ABMP director of government relations, explain the 100% rule, the flaws within the rule, and the Interstate Massage Compact.

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