TN Massage Licensure Board meeting

The TN Massage Board meeting is today in Nashville.  8am~5pm. I will post notes here.

Dianne Birkner’s retirement as Manager of the Massage Licensure Board was announced.

Julie Aurora Wray of Red Boiling Springs, TN, replaces Chris Sluss as a Professional Member of the Board.

4349 LMTs & 1602 MEs

Investigations reports 21 open Massage cases and 12 open Massage Establishment cases.

The Office of General Counsel reports 151 open cases, mostly for continuing education violations.

There is a new law requiring all Health Related Boards to fast track applications by military personnel, and other benefits for military personnel & spouses.

The Board ratified 103 Agreed Citations for Continuing Education Violations totalling $47, 375.

The Board amended the Lapsed License Policy to raise the penalty after 12 months to $250 per month plus probation plus costs. The penalty for the first 3 months remains $0, and the penalty for months 4-12 remains $100 per month.

Seven applicant interviews. Seven licenses approved.

Both Continuing Education waiver requests were approved.

Live webinars, when interaction with the instructor is available, can count as part of the 17 live class hours.

Authorized the Office of General Counsel to increase penalties for licensees who do not sign Agreed Citations up to double plus probation.

AMTA has requested clarification on scope of practice, specifically “joint mobilization” & “pin and stretch.” Discussion and action were deferred till the next meeting on August 5th.

Massage Cupping class in Asheville, April 19-21, 2013

If you’re interested in massage cupping, this is where I learned. For more info, go to:

http://massagecupping.com/

Reflexology and Meridian Therapy

You might be interested in these workshops coming up near Knoxville.

April 13-14, 2013, Reflexology and Meridian Therapy: Moving the Energy 1 – Lilian Tibshraeny-Morten, 16 CE hours, Alcoa, TN (near Knoxville). $250. reflexologyusa.com or 727-319-6818

April 15, 2013, Reflexology and Meridian Therapy: Moving the Energy 2 – Lilian Tibshraeny-Morten, 7 CE hours, Alcoa, TN (near Knoxville). $125. reflexologyusa.com or 727-319-6818

TN Massage Board meeting 2/25/13

I’m attending the TN Massage Board meeting in Nashville today. 6

Notes:
*12/31/12: 4395 LMTs & 1599 LMEs.
*DOH Office of General Counsel: l23 open cases.
*Budget: $742,702 revenue & $463,537 expenses.
*Discussed & provided guidelines to OGC for increasing fines when initial Agreed Citation is not agreed to & OGC becomes actively involved.
*8 of 11 CE Waiver Requests denied.
*Lighthouse was re-approved to provide the practitioner assistance program.
*in response to correspondence, Board discussed teaching massage to couples/partners/friends, and came to a consensus that it does not endorse LMTs doing this.

TN Massage Law class added for February 19, 2013.

February 19, 2013, TN Massage Law (Tue., 10am-12noon). 2 CE hours.  $40 if paid by 2/05/13 or $50 thereafter.

Top Ten Pain Releasers added for March 9, 2013

March 9, 2013, Top Ten Pain Releasers (Sat., 9am-6pm). 8 CE hours.  $125 if paid by 2/23/13 or $150 thereafter.

Alan Watts – What is Tao?

http://youtu.be/seMgEls_slw

February Classes added

February 16-17, 2013,   Positional Release and Muscle Energy Technique (PRMET)  (Sat-Sun, 9am-6pm) 15 CE hours.  $300 or only  $250 if paid by 2/2/13.

February 23, 2013, Acupressure for Stress (Sat., 9am-6pm). 8 CE hours.  $150 or only  $125 if paid by 2/9/13.

New Essential Oils page

I’ve just added a new essential oils page. Not much there yet, but the link will take you to all the information you’re likely to want, including how to order.

MPS Therapy

Good articles on MicroPoint Stimulation (MPS) therapy are:

http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=13382&catid=13&title=the-magic-of-mps-a-new-approach-to-treating-chronic-pain-part-1

http://www.massagemag.com/News/massage-news.php?id=13469

Call me at 865-694-3144 if you are interested this new effective therapy.