As it turns out, while we have conscientiously gone about our work as massage therapist’s others have generated complaints related to unlicensed practice, engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior and all under our good name. All of this creates confused public perception as to who we are and what we do while even creating concerns around personal safety. When we demand action we’re often told there’s little that can be done, there simply are not enough resources to investigate all the complaints, and yet, more and more rules and regulations are written.
The situation we are facing is a perfect storm of legal, legislative, economic and sometimes cultural challenges that often leave us fighting each other rather than the real problems. Along with this we can find ourselves unfairly profiling people, a practice we want no part of but how do we avoid this as well?
This five-hour state and NCBTMB approved ethics course will help you understand the threats to our profession, protect yourself, and recognize the power we have to make positive changes to turn this situation around. This class will support you in protecting our profession and educating our clients in an environment that can be confusing and even dangerous. In fact, a portion of the class will specifically address personal safety strategies for massage practitioners, making you safer in your work.
In the 1970s, bodybuilding had major publicity thanks to the appearance of Arnold Schwarzenegger , Franco Columbu , Lou Ferrigno , and others in the 1977 docudrama Pumping Iron . By this time, the IFBB dominated the competitive bodybuilding landscape and the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) took a back seat. The National Physique Committee (NPC) was formed in 1981 by Jim Manion ,  who had just stepped down as chairman of the AAU Physique Committee. The NPC has gone on to become the most successful bodybuilding organization in America, and is the amateur division of the IFBB. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw the decline of AAU-sponsored bodybuilding contests. In 1999, the AAU voted to discontinue its bodybuilding events.