Why is the solution ALWAYS more government? Perhaps well intended but the road to socialism is paved with "good intentions."
I completely agree with the new regulations, after all they are meant to help people trust massage therpaists and that's only help therapist have more patients. What about chiropractor therapists? Are they susceptible to the new regulations too?
Wow, you think you're a professional??? Really. Get a brain. It has nothing to do with ego comparing yourself to a practioner who is required to have certain acredidation in order to serve you in the best capacity, because that's what massage therapists want to be able to do. Okay, so we have to pay a minimal fee every year, I for one am willing to pay this in order for people to take me seriously. Why would you question someone's ethics when they just want to be better? You really are just stuck on yourself aren't you?
Oh, and, if you think that you can't hurt someone giving them a massage you're a total IDIOT! You can always hurt someone you work on if you don't know what the hell you are doing. Honestly it depends on what type of massage you are giving and its NOT always just manipulating the SOFT TISSUE. You could do a deep tissue massage have you ever heard of one of those??? Probably not, because guess what, you can hurt someone. You could even get into medical massage, what do you think of that?
You are the reason massage therapists need to be lincensed, so we can be taken seriously. Maybe you're one of those therapist who give the little extra on the side...
You're a moron and should not be working on anyone ever! Go to school, get a real job and LEARN a little something if you can.