MH Vol. 1, No. 4

Massage Humor

Newslewtter of the Twerpwyck University College of Innovative Massage

Vol. 1, No.4                                      ISSN 1041-827X                                     December 1998

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LEFT-HANDED MASSAGE THERAPISTS (ASL-HMT)

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

NOME, ALASKA   DECEMBER 15-20, 1999+

SPONSORED BY

TWERPWYCK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF INNOVATIVE MASSAGE

 DEPARTMENT OF LEFT-HANDED STUDIES (See page 2)

OPENING ADDRESS

THE PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN  LEFT-HANDED

MASSAGE THERAPISTS AND  RIGHT-HANDED CLIENTS

by

Clyde Xavier Wickerlly, Jr. Ph.D.

Director, Northern Lights School of Massage Therapy. Nome. Alaska

PANEL DISCUSSION AND PRACTICUM

RUBBING NOSES - A NEGLECTED FORM OF MASSAGE THERAPY

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Legislative Committee: Update on states that have enacted licensure which gives ASL-HMT monopoly control of all left-handed massage therapy. Our lobbyists convince legislators that licensure is needed to protect the public from harm by left-handed individuals who do not have adequate massage training and may therefore harm people. Our lobbyists emphasize the potential harm because nobody has ever

Educational Committee: By the year 2010, the licensure requirements will include a 10,000-hour training in an ASL-HMT accredited school. Tuition will be $25,000.

Continuing Education: Report on how much money AFL-HMT took in from our workshops, seminars, lectures, etc.

 Committee on ASL-HMT School Accreditation: The Committee's report highlights the shortage of left-handed instructors and administrators.

Committee on ASL-HMT professional liability insurance for left-handed massage therapists:  Report on how much money ASL-HMT took in from the sale of our insurance to our members.

Committee on the ASL-HMT national certification test: Report on how much money ASL-HMT took in from our national certification test.

Committee on Professionalism and Ethics: Report on disciplinary actions against left-handed massage therapists who defected by converting to right-handed massage therapists, to avoid having to comply with ASL-HMT licensure requirements.

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