Tag Archive for Continuing Education

I’m in Pain

Yes, I’m in pain. Believe it or not, it pains me to write negatively about the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. I am personally acquainted with many of the people who work there, from the CEO, Mike…

It’s All About Me

It’s all about me, so here’s my wishlist for the profession. It’s difficult to place these in order of importance, because some of them depend on each other, and in my little corner of massage, they’re all important. It’s election…

If at first you don’t succeed…

If at first you don’t succeed… Try, try again. That’s what the regulatory board in my home state of North Carolina is recommending when it comes to getting the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards to do something about the…

MOCC Proposal: Dis-Organized Chaos

I’ve been criticizing the Maintenance of Core Competency (MOCC) proposal from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards since the moment it landed on my radar, and I haven’t changed my mind. I think it’s a terrible plan that doesn’t…

The State of the State

Licensing and regulation in the field of massage therapy is changing on a daily basis.   Just read Laura Allen’s most recent post on proposed legislation for an example of how Florida and Tennessee are trying to change things.   Most of these changes are for the better…

Report from the AFMTE Annual Meeting

I’ve just returned from the second annual meeting of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education in Charleston, SC.  It was an excellent gathering from start to finish. There were keynote speakers throughout the weekend, daily opportunities for those present to…

Hot Topics anyone?

6 of the WIBB gals, Cherie Sohnen-Moe, Angie Patrick, Ruth Werner, Tina Allen, our newest blogger, Stephanie Beck and I participated in a very lively and thought provoking Hot Topic roundtable at FSMTA tonight.  Quality not quantity describes the attendance…

American Massage Conference Bats 1000

I spent the weekend with over 1000 massage students and therapists, plus all the great vendors and support staff in Atlanta this weekend at the inaugural American Massage Conference. I’d have to say they definitely batted 1000! A good time…