Massage Advocacy and Awareness Network
The dwindling number of massage therapists in a time when the demand for massage therapists is increasing is very concerning. The profession is lacking in advocacy and awareness. Our history shows where things have gone astray. Our future depends on change.
Massage therapy changes lives. Becoming a massage therapist or getting a massage.
Healthcare Integration – Massage therapy can be an important part of combating the Opioid Epidemic. Massage Therapy is Healthcare
Massage therapist are REAL – Responsible, Ethical, Accountable, Licensed (except in a few states that do not require licensing)
Licensing Laws and Legislation keeps massage being confused with brothels doing business as massage. Separating your business and the profession from sex workers will take more awareness projects.
Employers and massage therapists need more help with understanding pay models and correctly classifying massage therapists who are employees. Understanding the difference between independent contractors and employees is crucial.
Continuing education needs an overhaul to make sure that all massage therapists are up-to-date on the latest research and information to become a more evidence-informed service.