Massage Envy presented a $10,000 donation check to the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards during the American Massage Therapy National Convention in Phoenix, Arizona at the end of September. The check was accepted by the FSMTB’s Executive President Debra Persinger and President Patty Glen.

The FSMTB’s mission is to improve communication between states and offer prospects for enhanced licensing portability for the ultimate benefit of safe massage and bodywork practice protecting consumers.

“We realize the importance of fair and inclusive licensing requirements, therapist licensing reciprocity between states and improving and enhancing standards of education throughout the country,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations for Massage Envy. “Massage Envy is committed to supporting the growth and development of the massage-therapy profession by donating to great organizations like the FSMTB.”

An increasing number of states are adopting the exam created by the FSMTB, the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination, either in addition to or in lieu of the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, which until about a year ago when the MBLEx launched was the only national massage exam used on a widespread basis.

“The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards is delighted to receive this support from Massage Envy so that we may continue our work of standardizing and improving the licensing process,” said Persinger. “Our goal of facilitating prompt professional licensure to bring safe and effective massage to citizens across the country benefits consumers and professionals. We appreciate Massage Envy’s support of the regulatory community in accomplishing this outcome.”