Important Issues for the Massage Therapy Community

Important Issues for the Massage Therapy Community

by Sandy Fritz


Massage Career Longevity:

The Massage Therapy Foundation-MTF is conducting data collection about the work of massage therapy professionals to create a structured job task analysis. With this information, our goal is to provide safety parameters for massage therapy work which may include identifying risk factors, examining practice environments, and analyzing the essence of how typical massage therapy work tasks are performed.

This study aims to provide the profession with information which improves workplace safety and efficiency for therapists and inspires researchers to take the initial results and explore them more fully.

Massage Licensing Portability:

The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) announced March 17 that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has selected the massage therapy profession to receive technical assistance from The Council of State Governments to develop an interstate compact for occupational licensing portability.

Unified Language and Interdisciplinary Collaboration:

The advancement of the broad field of manual therapy and the quality of patient care it provides will be hastened through accurate understanding and communication about practice, educational principles and research designs and outcomes between the various manual therapy professions/disciplines.


Sandy Fritz a well renowned massage therapist with more than 35 years of experience. She dedicates her time to writing massage texts for Mosby Publishing (Elsevier), educating, consulting, teaching, and providing massage to a mixed clientele. You can view or purchase Sandy's textbooks at:

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the views or opinions of CE Institute LLC.

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