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  1. Hi and Welcome to MassageGPS Blog! We welcome massage therapists and bodyworkers to write their thoughts on our site. Even if you are not a massage therapist or bodyworker, if you have a relevant comment or idea you are welcome to share it here!

  2. Just checking in to see how the Blog is going! If you want to check out my website go to http://www.MassageGPS.com
    and get listed!!

    Thanks!!

  3. Hey, I am glad we have a place to write our thoughts and connect to other MTs!! Thanks MassageGPS!!

  4. Please visit http://www.MassageGPS.com to see a new online directory of Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers!!!
    Lots of great features like events, classifieds, promotions, google maps and ratings…..check it out!!

  5. The day has became much brighter because we can now reach the people with Massage.GPS.com The in touch groups of people that need good body work, are going to this site daily. Thanks!
    Check out my site at: http://www.massagerx.org

  6. I’m not a massage therapist but stopped by to say your website looks great! I do try and receive bodywork on a regular basis and believe information on proven alternative healthcare practices is very important to one’s physical and mental health. The current state of affairs in our nation’s healthcare system makes it even more important to have access to a great site like MassageGPS. Good luck and much success in your new endeavor…

  7. Thank you for the great comments!! It’s good to have people like you who get massage on our site also! Keep checking in and I will look for the poll. It has to be here somewhere.

  8. Tomorrow March 25th is the launch of MassageGPS! It will be the first nationwide massage directory allowing clients to search for MTs and Bodyworkers by name, zip code, technique or referral!! It is a well managed site with several MTs running the sales department. They understand the unique world of MTs and Bodyworkers and can help them get their listings seen in order to grow their businesses! Check us out at: http://www.MassageGPS.com
    See you there!

  9. Wow I just found this site, and it really helped me. I am new to this state and I found this really helpful.
    Thanks Massage GPS!
    Paul

  10. Things are going great here! We have new listings and will continue to add more this week! Check us out at http://www.massagegps.com!

    Warmly,

    The Support and Sales Team

  11. I am writing to you about the legislation effort ALMT is championing to bring about MN state licensure for massage therapists. I attended a meeting awhile back that you led, sharing the process and requesting help from massage therapists to see it through.

    I am concerned about a few things and request your response to these concerns before I can honestly and whole-heartedly support your organization’s efforts. These have come from discussions with other MT’s and from thinking back to the earliest attempts that I can recall to make such legislation happen.

    First, it appears that this legislation has been prewritten without much of our input. I wonder if the AMTA didn’t write it quite awhile ago and then tweak it as they go from state to state? I don’t recall being asked for input and I have asked many therapists that I know if they were. Their responses have all been a resounding “no”. The meeting I attended just asked for my support to get it passed and to encourage other therapists to do the same. It appears that it has been brought in by people outside of the state with an agenda to get legislation in place, not to tailor anything to our needs. What does the legislation really say? Can I get a copy of it?
    How many massage therapists have you actually contacted in Minnesota? I venture to say it is a minority of them because Minnesota has one of the largest therapist to client ratios in the country. It’s hard to access them all, I am sure. Word of mouth is probably your main means of contact, correct?

    I am very concerned about how this legislation would restrict me. It appears to be telling me how to do my work, rather than assuring prospective clients if I am ethical, honest and legal. How does limiting what I do make my chosen work field a progressive one? One small “for instance”, stretching. Does the legislation intend to limit my capacity to use stretching in my work? A muscle flexes, contracts, relaxes, and can also atrophy. If a client’s muscles only seem to know contraction mainly, am I going to be restricted from encouraging these muscles to know what stretching is and feels like (ie. assisted stretch)? Can I not encourage the client to stretch more and show him or her different stretches to help their body? Once this legislation is implemented, it would take forever to undo, so I want to know what it looks like before I agree to it hook, line and sinker. Don’t assume everyone is on board. Some people I’ve spoken to are actually feeling too paranoid to respond to your calls to action because they may be limiting their scope of practice. I remember way back that many objected to legislation like this because it was either the chiropractic or medical or physical therapy field that was going to oversee our practices and work and there was great fear of limiting our capacity and scope to do our work. Has this legislation addressed these concerns?

    Please don’t read this as an attack on your hard work. I am not “yelling” at you in this email. I am voicing strong concerns and worries. It would be nice not to have to be subjected to the whims and fancies of each city for licensing, but at what price? Did you know that some cities still plan to enforce their own licensing policies anyway, despite this legislation passing? Heck, this is a source of revenue for them and many of them don’t know what the legislation entails, either. They still have their concerns about who will be practicing in their city…is this therapist ethical, honest and legal? Will this legislation calm their fears? Prostitution hiding behind massage therapy is still a huge concern. How will your legislation assure them that this will be stopped?

    I thank you for responding to my email. I would appreciate a copy of the legislation or knowing where and how to go about getting a copy.

    Sincerely,
    MM St Paul, MN

  12. Well Stated!! If legislation is being written for MTs it would be great to know what it is before the Legislature votes on it!
    Thanks for writing!!

    MassageGPS Team

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