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peacenut wrote:Here's what I have.
All three have applied for a license. One could have been grandfathered in, but she sent in the wrong paperwork, and ultimately never turned in all the proper paperwork, so the state listed her application as abandoned. She has on her facebook page that she is a certified massage therapist working at ABC Spa. There is also a newspaper article online that lists her as a CMT.
The other two both graduated from Globe University and the state said their dates of test completion and graduation aren't jiving. They should have taken an open book test for the state before they graduated, but their test date completion is after their graduation. Their applications are listed as pending, so they do not have a temp or permanent license. The temp lets them work under a licensed MT, not a doctor.
One of the two girls at the med spa just had an announcement in the paper and online that she recently finished her internship at XYZ Med Spa and was working there as a massage therapist. There is also a sign advertising massage with her first name on it outside of the business. I also found her page on Linked In listing her as a massage therapist as well as the website of the med spa.
The other girl at the med spa has review posted on the business' facebook page. A client said they had a massage with her (listed her first and last name) on the day they made the post. That was back in February, and her graduation date was only about 2 weeks ago.
All these things are printable. I think it's enough for them to do something about it. I shouldn't have to go and get a massage from them myself.
Matt wrote:Licensing in Indiana is current not mandatory. This means someone can offer "deep tissue body rubs" or "Swedish style body rubs" and legally get away with it. Personally I am more concerned with the large number of Asian foot massage places that have opened up here recently - not because they are are any threat to my business, as they are not - but from a public health perspective. One new place is offering "special herbs" for a diabetic foot massage.
These folks call themselves therapists, which is a slap in the face to those of us who are licensed -not to mention they do not speak English, so there is no intake form or any understanding of contraindications. I'm praying that our push for licensing goes through during the next session.
JLWmassage wrote: The foot spa's are getting big near me as well. And I went to one with a friend because they advertised reflexology for $30 for an hour. No intake form was done they spoke very broken English and it was even a real reflexology treatment. But bodywork isn't regulated in my state so not much can be done.
peacenut wrote:If I do though, I will get a PO box and use a fictitious name.
moogie wrote:JLWmassage wrote: The foot spa's are getting big near me as well. And I went to one with a friend because they advertised reflexology for $30 for an hour. No intake form was done they spoke very broken English and it was even a real reflexology treatment. But bodywork isn't regulated in my state so not much can be done.
Bodywork is regulated here and these places pop up faster than they can be shut down.
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