In June 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy prohibited mobile massage therapy services due to COVID-19. While massage services have since been allowed to resume in business locations, mobile services remain prohibited. Join LMT peers via Zoom to brainstorm local industry ideas and solutions to reverse the ban on mobile massage therapy services.
A recent study evaluated the immediate effects of a local vibratory stimulation device on subjects with poor proprioception in certain areas of their bodies.
Massage therapists, instructors from schools offering massage therapy programs, and massage therapy establishment owners must submit fingerprints for a national criminal history check by September 1, 2021. Don't wait until the last minute!
House Bill 2400 would have required statewide licensure for massage therapists in Kansas, but it did not receive a hearing in committee and therefore never moved forward this year.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation withdraws the provision that the human trafficking prevention training course be no more than three credit hours per license term.
The MTF’s Spare Change program is an effortless way to round up your everyday credit card purchases and donate the small amounts of spare change to MTF.
This year’s awards highlighted solutions and innovations implemented specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in three categories: business practices, philanthropy, and technology.
Irene Smith (1946–2021), an educator and founder of the Everflowing hospice program, passed away in her home on April 4, 2021.
House Bill 1315 aimed to deregulate massage therapy, but died in the legislature. Senate Bill 2751 is a sunset bill that extends the Mississippi Massage Practice Act, with a few amendments affecting practitioners and schools. SB 2751 was signed by Governor Reeves and goes into effect July 1, 2021.
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted new rules March 3, 2021. The changes summarized within this update address new consent requirements for breast massage and human trafficking prevention continuing education updates. The new rules are effective April 1, 2021.