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Healwell Launches Podcast “Massage Therapy Without Borders”

Healwell (www.healwell.org) has launched a new podcast titled Massage Therapy Without Borders. Hosted by Cathy Ryan, RMT, and Cal Cates, LMT, the podcast aims to “use research, science, experience, and humor to explore the differences and similarities in the practice, regulation, education trends, and so much more of the 'landscape' of the massage therapy profession in Canada, the United States, and beyond.”

Neck, Jaw, and Head Massage May be Effective in Reducing Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches

A case series published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork aimed to investigate whether massage therapy interventions for chronic tension type headaches (CTTH) were more effective when muscles of the anterior neck, jaw, and cranium were included.

Updates on Financial Relief Efforts Affecting Members

The CARES Act that passed Friday, March 27, provides many potential methods of assistance for our members. There are small business loans and payroll assistance loans, modifications to tax filing deadlines, and an expansion of unemployment benefits to include a longer duration, access to benefits by self-employed individuals and independent contractors, and an additional $600 per week from the federal government.

CARES Act Information and Analysis for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers

At 11:30 a.m. MT, it was announced that Congress completed its approval of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a $2 trillion deal to provide economic relief to those most affected by COVID-19. The President has committed to signing the bill. Congress had been working feverishly for more than a week to develop the eventual 880-page bill.

COVID-19 State Updates for Massage Professionals from ABMP

Updated July 15, 2021.

We are tracking state updates on COVID-19 closures and reopenings and updating as often as possible. 

Your liability insurance is valid as long as you are in compliance with your state and local regulations. Because many states are opening in phases and or opening regions or counties individually, we encourage you to view your state's website and contact your local authorities for specific regulations and official information in your area. 

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