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ABMP's Angie Parris-Raney Featured in Authority Magazine
11/15/2022

Angie Parris-Raney, the advertising director at Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, was featured in a recent interview with Authority magazine. Parris-Raney, a licensed massage therapist, discusses everything from her massage origin story to some of the challenges facing the wellness profession.  

Read the full interview here.

Mike Arismendez, Keith Warren Elected to FSMTB Board of Directors
11/07/2022

Mike Arismendez and Keith Warren were elected by acclamation to serve three-year terms on the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Board of Directors at the 17th annual meeting of the FSMTB in Charlotte, North Carolina, in October.

Arismendez is the executive director of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation; Warren is the executive director of the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.

"Outside the Room" podcast: Kerri Strug, Rise to Lead
10/11/2022

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.

Researcher Discovers Muscle that Promotes Glucose and Fat Burning While Idle
10/04/2022

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
10/03/2022

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.

One-Hour Nature Walk Can Reduce Stress in Brain
09/16/2022

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.