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"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 gr@abmp.com 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.

Study Finds High Blood Pressure Could Lead to Faster Bone Aging

A new study found that when high blood pressure was induced in young mice, the mice suffered bone loss and osteoporosis-related bone damage comparable to older mice.

The study, which was presented on September 7, 2022, at the American Heart Association's Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2022, compared young mice with induced hypertension to older mice without hypertension to assess the potential relationship of hypertension and bone aging.

Oregon Proposes External Pelvic Floor Massage Rules

The Oregon State Board of Massage Therapists proposed new massage therapy rules that would allow licensees to perform external pelvic floor massage. Submit your comments in support of, or opposition to, the rules before October 31, 2022.

Maryland Implicit Bias Training Resources

Maryland massage therapists must complete implicit bias training by October 31, 2022, to fulfill their continuing education requirements. View a list of approved training resources.

One-Hour Nature Walk Can Reduce Stress in Brain

In a recent study, researchers from the Lise Meitner Group for Environmental Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development found that an hour walk in Grunewald forest in Germany decreased stress in humans, while a walk for the same duration on a busy street in a shopping mall district in Berlin, Germany, did not reduce stress.

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