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Keith Eric Grant commented on Joseph W Palmer's blog post Fighting Back Against Illegal Massage Fronts!!!
"Beverly May, who is government relations director for CAMTC (as well as being a past board chair), is aware of the article on Lafayette. She was planning on contacting the city this last week. At the state level, CAMTC regulation is voluntary for…"
Feb 25, 2012
Keith Eric Grant replied to Laura Allen's discussion More Myths of Massage
"That Science Daily article discussed a bit above refers to the paper Massage impairs postexercise muscle blood flow and "lactic acid" removal. The paper, however, is based on an inaccurate premise and it doesn't provide anything…"
Oct 30, 2011
Keith Eric Grant replied to Jeff Franklin's discussion California Certification (CMP)
"Actually, that info isn't quite correct. It is the CCMP that goes away at the end of 2011, the conditional certificate that requires continuing education. The change that was made earlier this year is that the 100 hours of education had to be…"
Oct 28, 2011
Keith Eric Grant commented on Emmanuel Bistas's blog post Does "AMTA" stand for "Arrogant Massage Therapy Association?"
"I'm also going to weight in here because I passionately value transparency and equally passionately dislike efforts to be dismissive of stake holders within the profession. I'm with Emmanuel that the memo from AMTA-IL was an attempt to…"
Apr 21, 2011
Keith Eric Grant replied to Rick Rosen's discussion ALLIANCE TO PARTNER WITH FSMTB ON NEW NATIONAL CE APPROVAL PROJECT in the group Massage Educators
"Whitney, I would see this as an outgrowth of the inclusion of CE requirements within state licensing laws. This places the dual requirements on state boards (and other regulatory agencies) of verifying that a candidate satisfies a states initial…"
Apr 16, 2011
Robert Pettapiece commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post California's AB 1822 - How Cynical Can You Get?
"The mentality associated with the way the laws were contribute enormously to the fact that California is FULL of massagestitutes.I went into this business to help people, and to make a good living. I was horrified to see how it actually is. People…"
Oct 7, 2010
Jason Day commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"Ok thanks Keith for keeping us informed hopefully Arnold (Who I voted for) will do the right thing and let us practice in peace. Jason"
Sep 2, 2010
Keith Eric Grant commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"Jason, it passed the senate with 22 votes for it and the senate amendment were confirmed by the assembly. So now the battle moves to getting the Governor to veto it. Letters to the Governor are more effective (and less likely to drop into a black…"
Sep 2, 2010
Jason Day commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"Keith any word on how the vote turned out for the Bill. If most therapists in California had to go through what San Diego Therapists had to go through they would be camping outside the legislature to prevent this bill from happening."
Sep 2, 2010
Keith Eric Grant commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"To further answer Janet. California state senators are under term limits. As they term out, many will look toward moving into county or city offices. From what I hear, many are getting calls from police chiefs, posing the question, "Would you…"
Aug 28, 2010
Daniel Cohen commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"The vote is Monday again. If you haven't sent your message yet please do it this weekend. http://www.massagetoday.com/bill1822/stop_ab1822.php. This is good but a personalized email to your Senator or to all of them is better. We have…"
Aug 28, 2010
Keith Eric Grant commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"One might think that the California Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) was back in the horse buggy days -- how else to explain all the horse pucky they produce. CAMTC, as a matter of staff procedure in processing applications, informs local agencies…"
Aug 27, 2010
Keith Eric Grant commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"They can buy them in the sense that CPCA is a political organization that can sway votes. This is an election year and there are certainly senators up for reelection who would like the CPCA to support their reelection. And now, it's down to…"
Aug 27, 2010
Janet commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"How can they buy these Senate votes? Isn't it clear that it is just a grab for money/power?"
Aug 27, 2010
Keith Eric Grant commented on Keith Eric Grant's blog post Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators
"Another day without a vote on AB1822. Same thing, Senator Wright not in place when the bill came up. It wouldn't surprise me if they are letting the vote slide while they try to round up sufficient votes to pass the bill over our opposition.…"
Aug 25, 2010

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Which modalities do you practice?
Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage

Short Intro

I'm a freelance physicist, writer, massage instructor, and web designer. More details are available on my web site and my my LinkedIn profile. I write two blogs, Ramblemuse Touchpoints and The Massage Politics Sheet, and write a column for the trade newspaper Massage Today, I also actively write a Twitter feed

On the nonprofit side, I co-chair the Massage Therapy Foundation's Best Practices Committee (BPC). developing methodology for creating evidence-based practice guidelines for massage therapy as part of healthcare. I've also, as of October 2009, a member of the board of directions of CAMTC, the nonprofit organization created by the state of California to regulate massage therapy

Member, National Association of Science Writers
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Urgent request from CAMTC for letters to CA State Senators

Late last night I received word that the California Police Chiefs Association of Police Chiefs (CPCA) is still working to damage and impede the success of CAMTC in moving toward state-level regulation of massage therapy in California. CAMTC is urging all supportive parties to write a letter to be sent to state senators as soon as possible urging them to kill AB-1822…



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Posted on August 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 11 Comments

Where's Joe Friday When We Really Need Him?

In the long running radio and TV show Dragnet, Sgt Joe Friday often made statements like "All we want are the facts, ma'am" and "All we know are the facts, ma'am". This evolved into the iconic phrase "Just the facts, ma'am" in a parody of Dragnet by Stan Freberg called St. George and the Dragonet.



Unfortunately, at least… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

California Police Cheifs Rallying Support to Kill State Level Regulation

According to a newly out Massage Today article, California police chiefs are rallying support to kill state level regulation of massage therapy implemented last year via the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) as passage of SB 731. While this is being framed by the police chiefs as an anti-trafficking measure, it is actually a turf battle to retain local control rather than to let massage therapy be regulated as are other health-care… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 12:29am — 10 Comments

California's AB 1822 - How Cynical Can You Get?

I just put up a new blog post and action alert on the AB 1822 attempt to undermine California's new state-level certification program and return to local agency licensing. AB 1822 will come before the CA Assembly Business and Professions Committee next Tuesday, 20 April. This is an attempt pushed by a small contingent of police chiefs, while most cities and… Continue

Posted on April 17, 2010 at 2:21pm — 9 Comments

CAMTC Statistics through 5 December

I received a weekly update today on activities of the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), the private nonprofit created under state law (SB 731) and legislative review to certify massage practitioners and therapists within California. The certifications exempt those certified from local licensing laws.



As of 5 Dec, 9581 applications were received and a1621 certifications have been approved and mailed..



In the week from 28 Nov to 5 Dec, CAMTC received 392… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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At 3:12pm on December 27, 2009, Erica Olson said…
Keith--there's a discussion going on over on the "Myths of Massage" board about massage and flushing out wastes/toxins. Lee Kaplan's linked to an article you wrote, but it's continuing to raise questions. Would you be willing to swing on by and help us (okay, me) out? Thanks!
At 1:21pm on October 24, 2009, Stephen Jeffrey said…
Keith! thankyou so much for the way you link your's and others articles and web pages in support of what you say.I'm learning so much.
 
 
 

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