The Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact) has clearly shown us what the major issues are in the massage therapy profession. If you are not familiar with the IMpact, you might want to catch up. The short version is that this is a program started by the Department of Defense who wants the members of the military to be able to move more easily around the US. The Council of State Governments (who has … [Read more...] about The State of the Massage Profession 2023: The Impact of the IMpact.
A profession is a job that involves complex work, education, training, and certifications. Professions are usually intellectual and require a university degree. Some examples of professions include: Doctors, Lawyers, Accountants, Economists, Professors, Teachers, Librarians, Architects.A trade is a manual job that requires special training. Tradespeople are trained in a particular trade that often … [Read more...] about Massage Therapy: Profession or Industry?
The Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact) is a proposed program that will help Massage Therapists to be able to work more easily in other states temporarily. The Interstate Massage Compact will be created once 7 states pass a bill making it so. That means legislators in the eligible states will need to write bills and get it passed in the states that want to join. Once passed, it can only be … [Read more...] about Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact)
In the massage therapy profession, the majority of jobs that are available are employee positions. It is very, very, very, very rare that a massage therapist would be correctly classified as as independent contractor. This makes for some great confusion for many. It is a very complex process to figure out the exact specifications which is why an employer will need to hire an attorney and … [Read more...] about Massage Therapist Job Info: Misclassification of Contractors
I was able to attend the AMTA Convention as a Board member of my local AMTA-WA chapter. This was my first national convention in all of my 35 years of being a massage therapist. I have to say the very best part was attending the National Board of Massage Meeting the day before the convention began. I also attended the Chapter Volunteer Program 3 days before the convention actually started which … [Read more...] about American Massage Therapy Association Convention 2023
Massage therapy competitions have become a popular phenomenon in the massage profession/industry, bringing together massage therapists from around the world to showcase their techniques, creativity, and expertise. The rise of these events has also sparked debates about whether they prioritize the artistry of massage over the needs and comfort of the clients. Judging a massage therapist giving a … [Read more...] about The Showdown of Massage Therapy Competitions: Balancing Artistry and Client-Centricity