"As a massage school owner, I agree with what Rick said about entry-level practitioners not needing more than 500 hours of training, providing the curriculum is designed well and the quality of instruction is adequate. Since these last two…"
"Hey Boris - An entry level training program for massage therapy is whatever level of training is required to meet a certain state's licensing requirements. Most states only require 500 hours of training in massage to be eligible for licensure.…"
"I am excited about this new organization and its potential to advance the quality of massage education and be a voice for its three member groups - massage schools, continuing educators, and massage teachers. This is a needed organ in the mature…"
"I agree with Marjorie's idea about reviewing courses and teachers in a way that is accessible for potential students. That would complement any credentialing process and help folks find the best offerings in the market.
"We have been packaging table, books, etc. for several years. I recently added board and licensing fees after talking to Gina at an ABMP meeting. I find that this feature is very attractive to prospective students and is one of the reasons they site…"
"As a school owner and a teacher, I think that we need a basic set of standards for teachers that is focused on both content knowledge and "how to teach" skills. There are teacher training courses and a recent book from ABMP and Lippincott…"
The ABMP School Issues Forum is a setting where owners, directors, and members of the massage and bodywork profession can educate, inspire, network, and talk shop with peers about issues they determine.
I look forward to the next Forum. These meetings have been well designed, informative, useful and enjoyable. I get enough out of it to want to continue coming every year. I look forward to reconnecting with everybody.