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Chip Hines
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  • Satellite Beach, FL
  • United States

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Which modalities do you practice?
Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release

Chip Hines's Blog

A Beginning, not an end

Its a tremendously exciting time! This Saturday (May 15, 2010) we will be announcing the release of the inaugural Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) at the "Highlighting Massage Therapy in CIM" conference in Seattle, WA. Its been over a year since I started on the project, and the MTBOK itself took almost 11 months to build after the MTBOK task force began their work.

The task force has done an extraordinary job on this effort, and has spent many, many hours researching,… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2010 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Just released - the 2nd Draft of the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge

We have just released the 2nd draft of the MTBOK as scheduled, and its available to download at along with a brief press release.

I hope you will go to the site, download the document, read it and provide us with your comments (a link to our online comment form is on the site and on the first page of the MTBOK document).

We will hold a formal comment period open until March 8, 2010. In my opinion this is the most… Continue

Posted on January 29, 2010 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

MTBOK 2nd Draft to be published on Friday, Jan 29, 2010

We are just around the corner from starting the e-presses and pushing out the 2nd draft of the MTBOK, and its a busy week! On friday the new draft will go up on the MTBOK website ( as an Adobe Acrobat file available for download. We are putting up a new link to a comment form so that we can get your suggestions, updates and recommendations.

As before, the comment form has a couple of questions about who your are or represent… Continue

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 3:55pm — 3 Comments

MTBOK 2nd Draft Being Prepared

The MTBOK Task Force has been working away on the second draft which will be released for public comment at the end of January, 2010. We received almost 600 comments on the document after the first draft was released on September 15, 2009, and we have been going through the document reading the comments received, agreeing on what action should take place and making the changes.

We have also added some new content, moved things around where necessary and dropped some items. I think… Continue

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 3:39pm — 12 Comments

On the concerns of the Energy Professions...

(Originally published on the MTBOK Project Manager's Blog at

After reviewing a lot of comments regarding Polarity Therapy and the MTBOK, I believe most of the issues relate to a mis-interpretation of the MTBOK itself, its impact, and the intent. We have made some changes which we hope will resolve the concerns, and offer the following additional information:

Impact and Intent: The MTBOK is “just” a… Continue

Posted on October 22, 2009 at 10:49am — 2 Comments

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At 8:55pm on January 3, 2010, Michael Vahila, LAC, LMT said…
Hi Chip, Welcome to the acupuncture group. I try to put useful info there for LMT's but if you have anything specific you'd like me to address, just post it and I'll do my best to give an intelligent response.
At 4:28pm on July 6, 2009, Michael A. Granda, LMT said…
Hello, Chip
I'm glad to see you here on this network. As a Florida therapist I welcome you to join the Florida Massage Therapist group here on this network. Hope to see you there.

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