Though we as professional, licensed massage therapists may hate to hear it, the problems associated with illegitimate massage persist, not only here in our state but all across the U.S. Sadly, even concerns around human trafficking in illegitimate massage businesses (IMB’s) end up being part of this conversation at times and many of us are unsure, or ill prepared, as to how to speak knowledgeably about these issues when they come up.
Nationally, the conversation about all of this is changing, with many professional associations now choosing to get involved rather than sit on the sidelines while others talk. The WSMTA. feels that this is a valid conversation that massage therapists need to know how to respond to. The WSMTA has the good fortune to have a working relationship with Watson Consulting Services, one of the best-informed sources on all of this in the U.S. and through that partnership has produced these education brochures to assist you in understanding this troubling issue better. The Massage Therapist’s Guide to Understanding Human Trafficking may serve to provide you with stable footing in conversations around these issues if and when they might occur. These brochures are provided in a PDF file at no cost by the WSMTA
WSMTA -TRAFFICKING Brochure1.pdf PDF, Opens in New Window, For Printers that can print both sides of the paper
WSMTA - TRAFFICKING Brochure2.pdf PDF, Opens in New Window, For Printers that Print Only One Side.