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Gobsmacked

October 7, 2013
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Gobsmacked: adjective: shocked, astounded, astonished. Gobsmacked is my favorite word of late, and unfortunately, myself and many other people in the massage world have been gobsmacked recently, to learn that a colleague who was admired and trusted has let us down. I am addressing this because I have had a very public relationship with...
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Report from the AMTA National Convention

September 30, 2013
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I arrived in Ft. Worth on Wednesday in time to attend the House of Delegates preliminary meeting, which was quite exciting. I was only an alternate this year so I did not get to participate in several spirited debates, one concerning the ACA, and another concerning delegates who arrive late for the meeting (they...
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Report from the World Massage Festival

August 10, 2013
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Champ and I attended the World Massage Festival this past week, held on the Queen Mary. This grand old boat is permanently docked in Long Beach, CA. On our last day there, we got a glimpse of the captain giving a tour to the grandchildren of the original captain of the ship. The ship...
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Report from the AFMTE 2013 Annual Meeting

July 21, 2013
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I just returned from attending the fourth annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, held this year in St. Charles, MO. I’m a founding member of this organization, and once again, it was a fabulous event. I would have to say that this was the best one in the history of the...
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AMTA: Supporting Massage Therapists for the Affordable Care Act (or Not?)

July 10, 2013
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The Affordable Care Act goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This stands to have a major impact on the ability of massage therapists to be reimbursed by insurance. The 1300+ page document includes language prohibiting discrimination against licensed integrative health care practitioners.   Diana Thompson, well-known educator, author, long-time AMTA member and past...
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ELAP: Stop Insulting Our Intelligence!

June 25, 2013
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I spent a big part of last week responding to the first draft of the Entry Level Analysis Project (ELAP). I shared it on my social media several times and encouraged everyone in the massage profession to respond. While I do still encourage everyone to respond, I must say that I have some distress...
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ELAP First Draft and Call for Comments Released

June 15, 2013
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The first draft of the ELAP (Entry-Level Analysis Project) has finally been released. It’s been more than a year since I first blogged about it.   This research project proposal was introduced by ABMP and has come full circle from the first statements put out about it, which put me out quite a bit....
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An Interview with Bill Brown, New Executive Director of AMTA

May 30, 2013
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Bill Brown became the new Executive Director of the American Massage Therapy Association on May 17, following the retirement of former ED Shelly Johnson. Brown has been with the American Massage Therapy Association for 8 years, the past two and a half as Deputy Director. He has a degree in Political Studies from the...
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Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards: All Talk and No Action?

May 20, 2013
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I hear through the grapevine that the Nevada State Board of Massage Therapists has voted to terminate their agency’s membership in the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. Why the big thumbs down? The main reason was a failure to deliver on the many promises FSMTB has made to its Member Boards. It’s been...
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A Change for the Better at the Massage Therapy Foundation and AMTA

May 5, 2013
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This past week the Massage Therapy Foundation announced that Gini S. Ohlson will become the new Executive Director of the organization, effective July 1. Ohlson has been the AMTA’s staff director for the MTF since 1998. This is part of the paradigm shift between the two organizations, and I think it’s a good one....
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