The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) recently purchased Massage Today from MPA Media and began publication with the February issue. Massage Today had formerly been an independent voice in the profession since 2001, publishing news and information across the range of organizations involved in massage and bodywork.
Five Wellbeing Studio + Spa (Five Wellbeing), a Littleton-based day spa and yoga destination, recently partnered with non-profit Wellness for Cancer to adapt wellness treatments specifically to the needs of those affected by cancer, including cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation began accepting applications for the 2019 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship on Friday, February 8, 2019.
In a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers examined the effects of whole-body massage on adults with knee osteoarthritis.
The International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) is looking for massage therapy research posters for its 2019 conference.
As reported in the Daily Camera, ABMP member Jonathan Grassi of Lafayette, Colorado, took third place in the 2018 World Massage Championship in Denmark.
ABMP’s insurance carrier has seen an increase in claims from massage tables collapsing or malfunctioning while a client is on the table.
In recent years, the wellness industry has been growing more rapidly than ever. At the same time, the focus of spas has shifted from beauty to overall transformative well-being, creating a new set of tendencies that will be driving the spa world in 2019.
Natural product manufacturer Body Bliss has been recognized as the Favorite Indie Beauty Brand in the American Spa Professional's Choice Awards for the second year in a row.
Hutchinson Consulting, an executive search and recruiting firm for the hospitality industry, announced the launch of a new division, Spa Pro Connect, created to further support client needs by sourcing top massage therapists for placement in the finest destination, resort, and hotel spas in the country.