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Clinical Massage Therapy

CLINICAL MASSAGE is the use of massage techniques to safely work with patients who have diseases, disorders, or injuries. Therapists working with clinical cases may use a variety of assessments to formulate treatment plans that focus on therapeutic or palliative goals. Clinical massage may also refer to the settings where massage services are provided such as specialty clinics (e.g., physical therapy clinics, physical rehabilitation clinics, chiropractic clinics, sports clinics, and hospice care clinics) and polyclinics […]

Massage therapy scope of practice laws by state (N-Z)

Nebraska 38-1706. Massage therapy, defined.Massage therapy means the physical, mechanical, or electrical manipulation of soft tissue for the therapeutic purposes of enhancing muscle relaxation, reducing stress, improving circulation, or instilling a greater sense of well-being and may include the use of oil, salt glows, heat lamps, and hydrotherapy. Massage therapy does not include diagnosis or treatment or use of procedures for which a license to practice medicine or surgery, chiropractic, or podiatry is required […]

Cost of Massage license by state

(Information accessed 02/16/2019. Please provide updates on the renewal timeframes. Post your info in the comments and I will add it to the page.) Alabama Massage Therapist License and Renewal Fee $100.00 Application Request Fee $25.00 Initial Establishment License Fee $100.00 Establishment Renewal Fee $50.00 Initial Massage Therapy School Registration Fee $50.00 Massage Therapy School Renewal Fee $10.00 Massage Therapy Instructor License Fee $10.00 License Reactivation Fee $75.00 if license is expired for more than […]

Massage Therapy CE Requirements by State (HIJK)

Idaho 500. CONTINUING EDUCATION. All licensees must comply with the following continuing education requirements: (3-27-13)01. Requirement. Beginning with the second renewal of their license, a licensee shall be required to complete a minimum of six (6) hours of  continuing education, which shall include one (1.0) hour in ethics, within the preceding twelve (12) months that meet the requirements in Sections 501, 502 and 503 of these rules. (3-27-13)a. An hour is defined as fifty […]

Internal Cavity Massage Laws

Oregon accessed 11/17/2018 334-010-0029 Internal Cavity (1) All Internal Cavities massage must be performed utilizing universal precautions for communicable disease control. (2) Internal Cavities consist of nasal cavities, oral cavities, auricular cavities, anal cavities, and vaginal cavities. (3) Internal cavity massage that must be performed using gloves: (a) Anal cavities and (b) Vaginal cavities. (4) Internal cavity massage that must be performed using gloves or finger cots: (a) Nasal cavities and (b) Oral cavities. […]

Massage Therapy CE requirements by state (LMNO)

Oregon 334-010-0050 Continuing Education (1)The intent of Continuing Education is to protect the public by maintaining knowledge and skills of massage and/or bodywork. Each licensee must complete 25 hours of continuing education each renewal period. The continuing education hours must be from the following topics: (A)Massage and bodywork techniques; (B)Use of thermal modalities, topical preparations, mechanical assistive; devices/appliances; (C)Stretching and gymnastics that lengthen and shorten soft tissues; (D)Posture and movement assessment; (E)Massage and bodywork business […]

Integrative Medicine

World Health Organization The World HealthOrganization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” 1. Integrative medicine seeks to restore and maintain health and wellness across a person’s lifespan by understanding the patient’s unique set of circumstances and addressing the full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect health. 2. Through personalizing care,integrative medicine goes beyond […]

Massage therapy defined

Associated Massage and Bodywork Professionals (ABMP)   Massage & Massage Therapy Massage, or massage therapy, is a system of structured palpation or movement of the soft tissue of the body. The massage system may include, but is not limited to, such techniques as: Stroking Kneading Gliding Percussion Friction Vibration Compression Passive or active stretching within the normal anatomical range of movement Effleurage (either firm or light soothing, stroking movement, without dragging the skin, using either padded […]

Types of Massage Therapy Outcomes

Clinical Outcomes:   A clinical outcome is a change in a patient’s signs and symptoms, mental state, or ability to cope. Clinical outcomes are changes in the effects of a disease, injury, or exercise on how a person functions. A clinical outcome tells us whether massage helps or “works. Clinical outcomes are often measured with client self-reports (“My pain is better”), questionnaires, or scales (“My pain is a 3 on a 0-10 scale”). Some are […]

Massage and Toxins

Massage and toxins – does massage help remove toxins from the bloodstream and from a person’s body?  If you mention toxins in a Facebook discussion group for massage therapists, that is a sure way to get yourself bullied and chastised. The great debate about toxins comes from a long line of toxin claimers – people claiming that massage does just that.   It is also confused with lactic acid and if you have been keeping up […]

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