With all the news lately of Lifetime’s “The Client List” shedding a dim light on massage therapy then, just today, John Travolta being sued for two million dollars by someone he paid to give him a massage, I thought it a good time to touch on the way legal and professional massage therapists, like we have at Back and Bodyworks, feel about this type of darkness on their profession.
The State of Missouri requires a minimum of 500 hours to complete massage therapy school. Most schools add on to that amount. Then there is testing to pass, local and national. In addition to that you have to be licensed and do continuing education and be insured.
Massage therapists who live massage, like ours do, do it to help individuals with pain, to help people heal naturally and to relieve stress and tension or to widen the road to recovery for athletes or accident victims.
To be quite honest, it saddens our therapists to have a lesser standard of ethics portrayed of them in the media. There isn’t much we can do to combat the world against trying to make the profession questionable other that speak out and educate the public how hard these individuals work to get where they are and abiding by a strong code of ethics.
We all work with all walks of life in our professions and I believe that massage therapists should be commended for continuing to do the good work!