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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.

Ohio Introduces Massage Compact Bill

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.

"Outside the Room:" Cranial Rhythm

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.

A New Try for Massage Therapy Licensure in Minnesota

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.

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