Wellness Now a $4.2 Trillion Industry

The world wellness market grew 12.8% in just the last two years: from a $3.7 trillion industry in 2015 to $4.2 trillion in 2017. That’s according to a new research report–the 2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor–released today by the Global Wellness Institute. A little economic context? The wellness industry grew 6.4% annually, nearly twice as fast as global economic growth (3.6%) from 2015-2017. And the consumer spend on wellness ($4.2 trillion) is now more than half as much as total global health expenditures ($7.3 trillion). Every single one of the ten wellness sectors–from wellness tourism to fitness & mind-body to workplace wellness–clocked strong recent growth.

The report, which features more global, regional and national data and analysis than ever before, is available on the Global Wellness Institute website.

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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.

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ABMP CE Summit: Headaches

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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.

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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.

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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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