Minnesota Delays Action on Massage and Asian Bodywork Therapy Licensure

The Minnesota legislature will not adopt massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure in 2023. ABMP members are an essential part of ensuring that the Minnesota legislature prioritizes licensure next year. Contact your state representative and senator today to let them know massage and Asian bodywork therapy licensure deserves attention in 2024.

Proposed Texas Bill Affects Business Regulation at Local Level

House Bill 2134 would create more restrictive massage therapy establishment regulation, such as operating hours and massage establishment regulation by political subdivisions. Elevate your voice today by contacting your local representatives.

ISPA Announces 2022 Innovate Awards Winners

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced winners of the 2022 ISPA Innovate Awards, celebrating members whose thoughtful and creative innovations advance the spa industry.

Nevada Introduces Massage Compact Bill

The Nevada legislature introduced Senate Bill 270, the Massage Compact, in March 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.

Call for Colorado Chair Massage Volunteers

The Colorado Coalition of Massage Therapists invites you to volunteer for the annual Massage Therapy Legislative Awareness Day on Friday, April 14, 2023, at the state capitol building in Denver. Contact us if you are interested in providing complimentary chair massage to Colorado state legislators from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and to make influential contacts in the legislature.

Massage Therapists Wanted for Secret Shopper Program

Ben Benjamin, PhD, co-author of The Ethics of Touch, is implementing a National Secret Shopper program for massage therapy businesses to identify the very small percentage of therapists who overstep boundaries and should not be in the profession.

Kansas Massage Therapy Licensure Bill Introduced

The Kansas Legislature introduced Senate Bill 305 (SB 305), which would require statewide licensure for massage therapists. The bill offers a generous grandfathering route for those currently practicing massage therapy. ABMP will monitor the progress of SB 305 and notify you if the bill becomes law.

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