Florida Bill Requires Gender-Exclusive Restrooms

Florida lawmakers passed a bill that requires individuals to use, and certain public spaces to provide, restrooms that align with their sex assigned at birth. Find out how House Bill 1521, signed by Governor Ron De Santis, may affect your school.

Arizona Repeals Communication Proficiency Tests

The Arizona legislature adopted House Bill 2012, which eliminates the requirement for the State Board of Massage Therapy to establish communication proficiency requirements for applicants applying for a massage therapy license.

Texas Adopts New Massage Therapy, Barber, Cosmetology Rules

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation adopted rules that affect massage therapy. The rules are necessary to align the dishonored payment processing fee with statutory requirements, add additional rules regarding complaints, and revise the processes and procedures for contested cases..

"Outside the Room:" Uniting Massage Therapists

In the most recent episode of Outside the Room, CG Funk talks with Mike Hinkle, who started the World Massage Festival in 2006 to offer affordable and high-quality education and creative space for therapists to connect and celebrate.

Indiana State Names Recipients of Erik Dalton Massage Therapy Scholarship

Four Indiana State University students were named recipients of the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship for 2023—Nick Anzelone, Alexis Fears, Giovonni Garrett, and Kathryn Tritle.

In 2012, Indiana State University and Erik Dalton partnered to create the Advanced Myoskeletal Massage Therapy program, the only minor degree in massage therapy offered at a major US university.

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