“Our Editorial Board thinks that Massage & Bodywork continues to be the most valuable and scientifically grounded massage publication in the United States.”—Editorial Board of Journal of Massage Science
The California Senate Business, Professions, and Economic Development Committee held an informational hearing on April 30, 2018. The hearing primarily addressed local government regulation, the school approval process, and human trafficking.
California AB3061, regarding a massage establishment registry, is up for a vote this week in the California Assembly. ABMP opposes this bill, as it remains vague and requires registry with counties.
Massage & Bodywork magazine was announced a finalist in Association Media & Publishing’s Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes the best and the brightest in association media and publishing.
The public hearing on the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy's proposed rules concerning massage establishments and continuing education was held on April 19.
The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2018 ISPA Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, September 24–26.
In an article published on April 6, 2018, NPR writes, “There’s a growing consensus among pain specialists that a low-tech approach focused on lifestyle changes can be more effective.”
The International SPA Association (ISPA) announced branding expert Sally Hogshead and entrepreneur Daymond John as keynote speakers for the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, September 24–26.
The 2018 ABMP CE Summit: Common Client Conditions will take place from May 22–24. Featuring six presentations from some of the leaders in the massage and bodywork profession, it will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn valuable techniques to treat the common client conditions massage therapists see in practice every day.
The California State Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development is holding an information hearing titled Update on Regulation of Massage Therapy in California: Business Oversight and Best Practices, on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 3191 of the State Capitol.