The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) announced a partnership with the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) to introduce the profession’s first Spa Management Specialty Certificate Program.
“... there needs to be better access to physical therapy, massage therapy, and transcontinuous nerve stimulation,” addictions consultant Peter Butt, MD, says.
The Joint Commission released updated standards that will require accredited hospitals to provide nonpharmacological pain modalities by licensed independent practitioners.
In a single-blind clinical trial on 50 nurses with chronic back pain, subjects were randomly allocated to two groups: an experimental (acupressure) group and a sham group.
The results of the survey define the domains of relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for competent entry-level practice and inform the content of the MBLEx to ensure that it reflects current practice.
Massage & Bodywork magazine was awarded two Excel Awards for editorial excellence by Association Media & Publishing.
A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluated the effect of massage on acute pain in critically and acutely ill adults post-thoracic surgery.
A new study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship evaluated the effects of aromatherapy massage on neuropathic pain severity and quality of life (QoL) in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.
The annual Florida State Massage Therapy Association National Massage Convention and Trade Show is fast approaching—June 20–25, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) announced the winners of the 2017 AFMTE, Biofreeze, and Bon Vital’ Educators of the Year Award.