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OPR recommends that MTs not be subject to professional regulation. 4 Replies

Summary:  "The Office of Professional Regulation recommends that Massage Therapists not be subject to professional regulation in the State of Vermont." From the VT Chapter of AMTA: AMTA-VT Massage…Continue

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Comment by Steve Gordon on February 4, 2015 at 6:42am

I'm new to this forum, and I hope this reaches a broad audience of ABMP members. I wanted to post information about a workshop coming up in April. It's a 14-CEU workshop in Hanover, NH, called “Cancer, Trauma, Presence, Touch,” scheduled for Friday-Sunday, April 10-12. It will take place at The Center for Integrative Health, near the Dartmouth College campus.

I will be leading the workshop with Erica Zinter, a psychotherapist who specializes in treating people with trauma histories.

This program will be a wide-ranging exploration of the nature of trauma, including emerging neuroscience regarding trauma and relationship; of how cancer and other life-threatening illness can be seen from the perspective of trauma; of the nature and practice of compassionate presence; and of the ways in which touch can make presence even more powerful. The program includes a three-hour segment on ethics that satisfies half of the ethics requirement for board certification by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. (We are NCBTMB approved providers.)

I am Steve Gordon, a massage therapist at the Center for Integrative Health in Hanover and founder and executive director of The Hand to Heart Project, a nonprofit that has been providing free in-home massage since 2007 to people with advanced cancer. Erica Zinter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and co-director of the Center for Integrative Health. She specializes in treating complex trauma and has a particular interest in the role of creativity in healing and recovery.

The workshop will run Friday evening, all day Saturday, and Sunday morning. The cost is $280. For more information or to sign up, please contact me at gordons.cornish@gmail.com or (603) 477-4700.

Comment by Angie H Sturm 802 528-9651 on November 3, 2013 at 8:42am
I am seasoned in massage therapy but new to Vermont.
I wonder how each of you would reflect about the sophistication and expectations of your clients' receptivity to massage. Do you do a lot of educating off the table?
Are your ideal clients locating you? How?
Comment by judith jamieson on October 29, 2010 at 12:51pm
Michael is there now and will report back!
Comment by David Onne on October 29, 2010 at 10:49am
Just to let you both know, there's still time to get your voice heard. The OPR is accepting written statements for the next 10 days. Address your concerns to Larry Novins Please write "Massage Therapists Licensure" in the subject line. I will put more information about the meeting in the Discussion topic above.
Comment by Diedre Seeley on October 29, 2010 at 9:39am
Just moved to Burlington area. Looking for someone to trade sessions with. I specialize in Ohashiatsu (acupressure), but also do deep tissue, etc.
Comment by Diedre Seeley on October 29, 2010 at 9:35am
I agree with your last statement, Judith. Unfortunately I forgot the date, and today was the hearing in Montpelier. But, ABMP will keep me posted as to the results. Will let you know.
Comment by judith jamieson on October 29, 2010 at 8:46am
I agree! Licensing for massage does not seem to make better massage therapists- oddly sometimes almost the opposite, probably because the qualities that make a good massage therapist aren't ones that you can easily test! But if licensing is going to come, let's try to get as fair and good a law as possible!
Comment by Diedre Seeley on October 29, 2010 at 6:12am
Having lived in different states, I have never seen the advantage of licensing for massage therapists. The advantage goes to those who make money off of massage therapists -- associations, testing organizations, massage schools.
Comment by Kevin Clark on October 18, 2010 at 12:53pm
While massage regulation is the current hot button topic, please feel free to post anything that may be of interest to Vermont massage therapists, bodyworkers, and healers. Thanks!
 

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