Is Your State Next? Insurance Requirements for Massage License Renewals

Is Your State Next? Insurance Requirements for Massage License Renewals

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Oklahoma is the most recent state to pass legislation requiring licensed massage therapists (LMTs) to have massage therapy liability insurance in order to renew their licenses. Though the law was passed in May 2016, it goes into effect on May 1st, 2017. So if you're a massage therapist in Oklahoma, you will need "proof that [you] currently maintain liability insurance for practice as a massage therapist." To read the law for yourself, you can access it here. More States Are Trending Towards Requiring Insurance for Licensing Oklahoma is not the only state to have passed this type of legislation. It's just the newest. Currently, eight states (including Oklahoma) have these kinds of laws. The other seven are: Wisconsin Colorado Indiana Missouri Massachusetts Ala... Read more

Why Massage Therapists Need Insurance

Why Massage Therapists Need Insurance

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Massage therapy provides rejuvenation and relief to sore muscles, but providing that therapy may present legal and financial risks to massage therapists. Here are some examples from real claims BBI has received: One client said that her massage therapist caused nerve damage and severe pain, possibly due to too much pressure during the massage. Another client received second degree burns from hot stones. One therapist had her client fall out of her massage chair and hit her head on the door. Each of these situations resulted in lawsuits and medical claims. If these incidents happened to you while you were providing your massage therapy services, could you afford to pay legal and medical expenses? This is why massage therapy insurance is so essential to your practice. Wi... Read more

7 Things Sports Massage Therapists Need to Know

7 Things Sports Massage Therapists Need to Know

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Massage therapy is a broad discipline with a variety of specialities. Though many massage therapists choose to offer a broad range of services, some may want to focus on a specific modality. Right now, sports massage is generating a lot of interest in the massage therapy world. If you're considering specializing as a sports massage therapist, here are 7 things we think you should know: "Sports Massage" Is Kind of an Umbrella Term Even though sports massage is already a sub-category within the massage therapy field, it is itself comprised of various modalities and techniques. These can include injury recovery massage, pre- and post-competition massage, and even active release therapy massage. You Probably Won't Be Working on World-Famous Athletes ...At least... Read more

Estheticians Give the Gift of Great Skin—Get Ideas for Gifts Theyll Love

Estheticians Give the Gift of Great Skin—Get Ideas for Gifts They'll Love

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As an esthetician, you've worked hard all year to make sure your clients look beautiful. You definitely deserve to be put on Santa's nice list. And it would nice if your clients would help the big fella out. And while we don't recommend dropping hints (it might seem passive-aggressive), if a client happens to ask you what you want for Christmas, here's a short list of 7 things you could mention. Or, who knows, maybe they'll find this list online and be inspired! Gift Ideas for Estheticians A bigger tip Appreciation for your work is, well, always appreciated. Especially around the holidays, a more sizeable tip can help you get gifts for your loved ones. Following my advice Healthy skin requires a good, consistent skin care routine. While you can do a lot... Read more

BBI Gives Back

BBI Gives Back

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Thanks to the continued support of you, our customers, Beauty and Bodywork Insurance (BBI) was recently able to begin a year-long initiative (and hopefully longer) where we give back to members of our community. Last month, members of the BBI team participated in a service project for The Road Home, a local Utah charity that provides housing and assistance to homeless families. One of their initiatives specifically serves the children of these families by offering preschool and meals. However, they are unable to do so without community donations and support. When our CEO, Daryle Stafford, learned that these meals are often the only food these children receive that day, he knew we had to get involved. So, every month for the next year, members of the BBI team will be setting as... Read more