The Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) task force released the second draft of a common body of knowledge for the massage profession.

The body of knowledge is intended to include: a definition of massage therapy; a description of the massage field in order to enhance understanding and appreciation of the profession by those outside the profession; a scope of practice for massage therapy; terminology; and knowledge, skills and abilities of an entry-level massage therapist.

The group released its its first draft in September. It appointed its task force members in July.

For more information, visit www.mtbok.org.

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