News and Media
Check here for announcements and press releases related to FSMTB. For media inquiries, please contact Dr. Debra Persinger at 913.681.0380 or email@example.com.
January 26, 2023
Combatting Massage Licensing Fraud: How Traffickers Exploit Gaps in Education Oversight
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards partnered with The Network, a counter-human trafficking organization, to co-author an article examining massage licensing fraud in education.
November 22, 2022
FSMTB 2022 Annual Report Now Available
The 2022 FSMTB Annual Report is now available. The annual report provides insights into the daily operations of FSMTB, the organization's accomplishments over the past year, and the incredible volunteers that make it all possible.
October 20, 2022
FSMTB 2022 Election Results
The 17th annual meeting of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) was held October 19-20, 2022 in Charlotte, North Carolina with 37 member boards and agencies represented. Delegates elected two positions on the FSMTB Board of Directors and three positions on the 2023 Nominating Committee.
September 1, 2022
NEW RESOURCE TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND FRAUD IN HIGHER EDUCATION
The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards is thrilled to announce the release of a new resource, co-authored by our executive director, Dr. Debra Persinger – A Toolkit for Identifying Human Trafficking and Fraud in Higher Education. The toolkit, co-authored with Lorna Candler of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is a practical guide for state authorizers to identify and take action on human trafficking in higher education institutions.
August 5, 2022
MONKEYPOX DECLARED PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
The Biden Administration, through the US Department of Health and Human Services, has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, with cases on the rise across the US. Since monkeypox can spread through skin-to-skin contact, massage and bodywork practitioners should continue to engage procedures to ensure client safety, proper practitioner hygiene, and disease prevention protocols that have long been a cornerstone of professional massage and bodywork practice.