I have always loved participating in my state chapter and have taught classes in many AMTA chapters, and I have loved them all. I wish the organization well, but they need to clean this up immediately.Read more
In my last blog, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I reported that the only good thing that came out of the recent FSMTB Annual Meeting was the announcement…Read more
The Ugly: FSMTB publishes the Model Massage Therapy Practice Act (MPA).
As I wrote about in my previous blog, the MPA was released after three years of behind-the-scenes work and two rounds of public comment. Most of its content is the kind of standard stuff found in all templates for occupational licensure. However, FSMTB really blew it in a number of key areas, and the final version contains both technical errors and some awful policy decisions. As FSMTB’s leaders had final say, the responsibility for correcting these fatal flaws rests on them.
The Model Practice Act was released in its final draft this week, after more than three years of work on it and two periods of public comment. The introduction does…Read more
I’ve been quiet for the past few weeks because I’ve been ill. On August 17, I wasn’t feeling too well, not really full-blown sick, but on the puny side, and…Read more
Disclosure: I am a peer reviewer for COMTA. I have complained a lot about massage therapists sitting on their hands, not having any interest or involvement in governance, and not…Read more
Champ and I spent last week in Las Vegas at the World Massage Festival. This was our fifth year there, and the biggest and best one yet. Almost 700 people…Read more
There have been numerous attempts to come up with a good working definition of massage therapy. While I certainly appreciate the effort that has gone into them, in my opinion,…Read more
Actually, I am asking for help for one of MY friends. She may be one of your friends, too, either in person or you may know her from social media,…Read more
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards released the Model Practice Act a few days ago, just after the third anniversary of the announcement they had formed a Task Force of…Read more