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Laura Allen's Blog – July 2009 Archive (12)

Ethics Violations.

Here's my latest attempt at making a video, about … Continue

Added by Laura Allen on July 23, 2009 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Evidence-Based Practice

I have been observing and participating in discussions about the Evidence-Based Practice of Massage Therapy on several different Internet groups lately. It’s interesting to see the interactions between those who think the scientific approach is the only way to go, and those who think the fact that massage makes people feel good is the only evidence that’s needed. And of course there are some who take the middle ground. I probably belong to the latter group.



I think research is… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on July 23, 2009 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

The Ramblemuse Blogs on the Politics of Massage

New update from the Ramblemuse. He has been blogging about the politics of massage since 2002, much longer than I have.

Added by Laura Allen on July 19, 2009 at 7:34am — No Comments

The Ramblemuse Blogs on the Politics of Massage

I'm not the only one who blogs on the politics of massage. Check this out.

Added by Laura Allen on July 16, 2009 at 5:01am — 1 Comment

The Answer is No: A Video by Laura Allen

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Added by Laura Allen on July 14, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Priorities: A Video by Laura Allen

Added by Laura Allen on July 14, 2009 at 7:06pm — No Comments

Priorities: A Video by Laura Allen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1mWvJ-1iXE

Added by Laura Allen on July 13, 2009 at 7:15pm — No Comments

AMTA & ABMP Responses to NCBTMB Announcement

Once again, our professional membership organizations have spoken, and once again, the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) is not paying heed. I reported back on June 25 that the NCB has a new initiative in the works to expand their scope from a certifying body into a membership organization.



ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals) was the first to respond, and AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) has now followed suit in… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on July 12, 2009 at 11:45am — 2 Comments

Reposting: Exciting News About Pizza Discounts! (More on the Shenanigans of the NCBTMB)

This is a repost of my June 25 blog, from my primary blog that originates on the Massage Magazine website. It is on RSS feed on my page on this site for those who are interested in my previous posts. Although I occasionally write about other subjects, my main focus is writing on the politics of massage. I will definitely be posting original blogs in this spot. Thanks to Les Sweeney and the rest of the ABMP staff for offering us this great site.



Yes, it’s true! Soon the… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on July 8, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Defining and Advancing High Standards?

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork has issued a press release this week regarding the "premature disclosure" of their plan to create a new membership organization.



I scooped their big announcement on my blog, but in fact, I did not publish that until I had seen a number of comments publicly made about it on Facebook. Les Sweeney, president of ABMP, has now issued a letter that has been shared on the Massage… Continue

Added by Laura Allen on July 5, 2009 at 10:46am — 5 Comments

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