Representatives from seven massage therapy organizations gathered for a second leadership summit earlier this month in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss topics including portability, consistency of practice standards, entry level education, continuing education, discipline/licensure (safety/public protection) and certification.

Organizations represented were Alliance for Massage Therapy Education; American Massage Therapy Association; Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals; Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation; Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB); Massage Therapy Foundation; and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

“A key component to the success of this project will be broad input by the massage profession,” a summit press release noted. “This opportunity will be available via a companion survey (administered in conjunction with FSMTB’s Job Task Analysis) that is intended to be circulating in June 2012. Please watch for details and take advantage of the opportunity to continue to shape the profession. “

Read a press release about the summit here.

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