On March 30, 2022, Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5753, which increases the number of members on the Washington Board of Massage from four to seven.
Senate File 1074 and House File 1275 would require statewide licensure for massage therapists and Asian bodywork therapists in Minnesota. Unfortunately, neither bill was assigned to or heard in committee and will not move forward in the legislative process this year.
The California massage therapy community has an opportunity to join 45 other licensed states by instituting professional licensing in place of the current uneven, incomplete voluntary certification process administered by a private organization, the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).
Help ABMP oppose House Bill 8 by calling your senators and representatives. You can use our provided phone script. Now is the time to advocate for yourself and all Kentucky massage therapists.
The winners of the Erik Dalton Myoskeletal Massage Therapy Endowed Scholarship have been announced.
In a comparative study published in PNAS Nexus, a team of anthropologists analyzed the spines of Neanderthals for insight into the frequency of back-related ailments in modern humans.
The Kentucky legislature introduced House Bill 8 (HB 8) this session, which would impose a 6% sales tax on massage services. ABMP opposes HB 8 and invites you to take action to oppose this bill before it becomes law—contact your senator today.
The proposed rules were released February 2022 and primarily affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures. Read ABMP's full summary to see how the rules may impact your practice.
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) invites massage and bodywork therapy professionals to participate in the 2022 Job Task Analysis (JTA) Survey. This survey, which will be available beginning February 22, 2022, seeks to ensure that the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) reflects current practice.
A new systematic review published in the journal Medicine examined research on the safety and effectiveness of acupuncture combined with massage to treat a common type of headache.