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.
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.
The Minnesota legislature introduced Senate File 967 and House File 973 in late January. If signed into law, the bills would require statewide licensure for massage and Asian bodywork therapists.
Five national massage brands joined forces to create the National Association of Spa Franchises (NASF), a group committed to enhancing current safety procedures in the massage and spa industry.
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.
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.
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.
The Ohio legislature introduced Senate Bill 56, the Massage Compact, in February 2023. If you believe an interstate license would benefit massage therapists, write a letter to your representatives.
This article is sponsored by Massage Heights.
In the February 7, 2023, episode of Outside The Room, host CG Funk continues the cranial sacral therapy series. This episode focuses on the cranial rhythm and the temporal ear pull. This introduction to cranial sacral therapy includes explanations and demonstrations of both techniques.
Senate File 967 and House File 973 have been introduced this legislative session. Both bills would require massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists to be state licensed. If you believe massage licensing would help the public and the profession, send supportive emails to Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten and Representative Dave Pinto.