Iowa Proposes Mandatory Reporter Training

The Iowa Board of Massage Therapy (Board) is proposing new rules that would require massage therapists who treat children and dependent adults to complete mandatory reporter training. Submit your commentary to the Board by November 8, 2022.

Texas Proposes Rules Affecting Massage Therapists, Cosmetologists, Barbers

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is proposing amendments to existing rules that impact license eligibility after revocation, license eligibility for those with criminal convictions, and rule adoption petitions. Submit your comments to TDLR about the rules before October 30, 2022.

South Carolina Proposes New Massage Therapy Rules

The South Carolina Panel for Massage/Bodywork proposed rules as a necessary step to implement the new requirements outlined in Senate Bill 227. Submit written comments support of, or in opposition to, the proposed rules no later than October 24, 2022.

"Outside the Room" podcast: Kerri Strug, Rise to Lead

The October 11, 2022, edition of Massage Heights’ “Outside the Room” podcast features Kerri Strug, Olympic gold medalist and iconic athlete whose performance in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta cinched the gold medal for the US women’s gymnastics team.

CAMTC May Consider Fee Increases

The California Massage Therapy Council gave notice that fee increases may be discussed at its meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. Consider whether you support or oppose an increase and contact ABMP’s Government Relation’s team at for more information about the upcoming meeting.

Researcher Discovers Muscle that Promotes Glucose and Fat Burning While Idle

With the average American sitting about 10 hours a day, University of Houston researcher Marc Hamilton may have discovered a way to elevate muscle metabolism without much effort. Through his research, Hamilton found that when activated properly, the soleus muscle in the calf—which makes up 1 percent of your body weight—could effectively elevate muscle metabolism for hours, even while sitting.

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