"Allison, I have volunteered for 8 years at Hospice of the East Bay and it has been a great experience. Hospice is all about improving the quality of life of some may people. It is a fabulous bunch of people at HEB.
"I think to whole licensing/certification is a joke. Like the MTBOK group that refused to actually define the minimum skills, knowledge and abilities needed for minimal competency. They have two problems. One is that talented people…"
"Well I have yet to join The California Massage Therapists Association. Did not grandfather in as I thought they were not really treating those who have practiced more then ten years or longer to have fairness for us. Sad all the…"
"I would be more supportive of certification and licensing if it really meant something. Even today this industry refuses to define exactly what massage is and what level of skills, knowledge and abilities are really needed to do minimally…"
"The healthcare industry focuses an policies like avoiding gloveless contact with patients and even so some estimated place the number of carrier healthcare workers as high as 20%.
I would start with public education. When patients know that…"
Dear Carl - Thanks so much for sharing your uplifting attitude toward truly living the philosophy that EveryBody Deserves A Massage! Warmly, Ariana Vincent, Ariana Institute, www.arianainstitute.com
Ariana there was no need to thank me for doing the EveryBody Deserves A Massage event at Rossmoor, I enjoyed it toughly. I am also a Hospice volunteer and volunteer for a healing night twice a month. I think that it is important that people have access to bodywork even if they cannot afford it. I also think it is important to educate the public that there are many forms of bodywork not just massage. The best way to understand the different types of bodywork is through experience.