2011 – salary stats from AMTA – In 2011, the average annual income for a massage therapist (including tips) was estimated to be $21,028.
2011 – ABMP has 79,444 members (combined massage therapists, yoga instructors and others.) See ABMP growth chart.
July 2011 – International Massage Association owner – Will Green convicted of fraud. See www.imagroup.com (website has been taken over by another insurance company) See Massage Today Article – What Became of IMA? ABMP responds On closure of IMA Group.
Nov 2011 – Steiner Leisure buys Cortiva. Steiner runs the many cruise ship lines. 12 campuses for $33 Million. see the press release.
2012 – Salary Stats from the BLS : $35,970 per year , $17.29 per hour. Number of jobs : 132,800
May 12, 2012 Diane Polseno passes away. A leader in the massage profession.
June 20, 2012 – AMTA finally commits to educating consumers and announces their Massage Consumer Experience Tour. (See Press release)
Sept 2012 – Touchy Subjects by Steve Capellini, leader in the spa world publishes controversial book about what it was really like to be a massage therapist in the 70s and 80’s.
Sept 2012 – Roark Capital that owns Cinnabon, Arbys, Wingstop, buys Massage Envy
October 26, 2012 Dr John Upledger passes away. Truly a leader in the massage profession.
2013 – FSMTB task analysis
2014 -AMTA approximately 57000 members
2014 – Entry Level Analaysis Project Completed (ELAP)
2014 May – Federation of Massage State Boards Model Practice Act (PDF)
2014 – NCBTMB releases National Exam into Federation of Massage State Boards Hands. FSTMB and NCBTMB reach an agreement. (PDF)