The Massage Society of America (MSSA) has issued a statement that claims the upcoming presidential election will be a historic turning point for the nation’s massage industry.
President-elect Donald Trump’s win in November’s presidential election has emboldened the massage industry to take on the mantle of a political leader and advocate for the needs of its members.
The Massages in the White House campaign, launched by the American Massage Association (AMPA), aims to bring the nation together and fight for policies that benefit massage therapists, massage therapists themselves and the rest of the health care workforce.
“As our country prepares to celebrate the inauguration of our next president, we’re here to tell you that this election will have an outsized impact on the massage profession and on our community,” said Beth LaMontagne, president and CEO of MSSA.
“Our nation is facing unprecedented health care and wellness challenges, and there is no question that this is a time for healing, a time of renewal and a time to reflect on the challenges we face as a nation,” LaMontager said.
“Massage therapists will be just as passionate about this election as any other, and we hope that together we can be leaders for the rest, not just for our own personal well-being, but for the health and wellbeing of the American people.”
This election is the first time in our nation’s history that we will have a president who is a former massage therapist, and he is poised to help shape the direction of the massage business for years to come,” LaMontagne said.”
A total of $4.3 billion has been pledged by massage therapists to the AMPA’s election effort, according to a press release.”MASSAGEERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE”The massages in Congress will be at the center of this campaign. “
We hope that as our nation celebrates this historic moment, we will be united as a people and the massage community will continue to lead by example, making positive changes in the lives of all of us.”
A total of $4.3 billion has been pledged by massage therapists to the AMPA’s election effort, according to a press release.”MASSAGEERS IN THE WHITE HOUSE”The massages in Congress will be at the center of this campaign.
The Massages In The White House will help provide leadership and inspiration for all of the members and stakeholders in the massage and allied health industries,” added Hickey.”
When the president-elect speaks, we listen and we listen with their support.”
“The Massages In The White House will help provide leadership and inspiration for all of the members and stakeholders in the massage and allied health industries,” added Hickey.
The AMPA will work with MSSA to provide guidance on the AMPRA election campaign, and to facilitate and oversee the AMPM, a statewide, volunteer-based organization, according the release, which also includes guidance on other aspects of the campaign.
The press release also included a list of suggestions for what massage therapists can do to help their community: