Healing And Law

Providing An Open Forum For The Discussion of Alternative Health and Healing

Providing An Open Forum For the Discussion of The Right To Practice Alternative Health and Healing

Journal of Spiritual Bodywork - Massage Law Newsletter

Alternative health and healing; spiritual massage healing; teaching the healing arts, in cooperation with God and Nature, with the purpose and intention of healing the planet, ourselves and one another. This is what you can do in your community. The energy that is generated affects the well-being of the entire universe in a positive healing way. We are all participants in the healing process.

We welcome comments

The authors of these reports about state regulation, national certification, etc. are not attorneys. Their opinions and conclusions are therefore not to be taken as legal advice. They invite comments about their reports, with permission to publish them the Massage Law Newsletter.


Of SPECIAL Interest

Massage Law Newsletter Vol 20, No.2

Are All State Laws that Regulate Massage Therapists Illegal?

In 1989, AMTA initiated legal action against the Maryland state Board of Physical Therapy Examiners et al because the Board assumed it had a legal right to regulate massage therapists. AMTA claimed that the Board's action was illegal for reasons set forth in its complaint filed on December 8, 1989. These reasons included violation of the right to commercial speech and violation of antitrust laws. Part 6 of this report presents some sections of AMTA's complaint.

We believe present-day regulation of massage therapists by state boards (of massage therapy, chiropractic, nursing, medicine, etc.) may be illegal because it violates the same laws that AMTA accused the Maryland state Board of Physical Therapy Examiners of violating in 1989.

We believe AMTA's complaint provides evidence that state regulation of massage therapists may be illegal.

We believe state regulation of massage therapists, by the above-mentioned boards, may be illegal for the same reasons that AMTA considered it illegal for the Maryland Board of Physical Therapist Examiners to regulate them.

We invite you to examine the evidence.

Of Special Interest

A New Paradigm For Massage Based On Subtle Energy and Quantum Science


Albert Schatz and Mary L. Brewster


We invite you to join this guided tour of a new world of massage, and learn about the reality, philosophy, and subtle energies in this new world. You don't have to leave your home, family, and friends, or pay for travel and accommodations. You don't have to learn a new language. You only have to learn about a new paradigm. If you tell your clients and massage therapists about this new world, some of them may join you there. Everybody is welcome and people may stay as long they want.

Biographies - Bios - Biographies of Dr. Albert Schatz and Rev. Mary L. Brewster, M.Ed

Massage Law Newsletter - MLN -This newsletter presents the "other side" of state massage laws and state regulation. Also included are court cases, public testimony and other items of interest pertaining to massage law.

Other Journals and Newsletters dealing with Massage Law:

SMMN.3-2 The Georgia AMTA's data reveal that massage is safe, not harmful. Licensure is not needed to protect the public from harm which does not occur.

Journal of Spiritual Bodywork - JSB - is concerned with (a) the spiritual aspects of bodywork healing, (b) the bodywork needed to heal Mother Earth from the devastation of nature which now threatens our survival as a species, and (c) what these two kinds of healing have in common.

Journal of Spiratual Bodywork-Special Issues - JSB - Journals on Subtle Energy and Healing; Spiritual Massage Healing; Follow the Money Trail; Global Concerns and the Environment; Prostitution and others.

Church of Spiritual Healing and Health, Inc. - As a non-denominational religious corporation, our mission is to heal the planet, ourselves and one another, by working in cooperation with God and Nature.

Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter - SMMN - is concerned with (a) the spiritual aspects of bodywork healing, (b) the bodywork needed to heal Mother Earth from the devastation of nature which now threatens our survival as a species, and (c) what these two kinds of healing have in common.

Massage Humor Newsletter - MHN-"Why should truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense." - Mark Twain

MLN - Special Massage Law Humor - Vol.1.No.3

Subject Index:

Massage Law Newsletter(MLN), Journal of Spiritual Bodywork (JSB) and Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter(SMMN) Journal of Spiritual Bodywork - Special Issue (JSB-SI):

AMTA:MLNV11/3; MLNV11/4; MLNV12/2; MLNV13/3; MLNV17/2;MLNV20/2; MLNV21/1

Arizona: - MLNV4/1; MLN 15/4; MLNV16/3; MLNV17/4; MLNV18/1; MLNV18/2; MLNV19/4; MLNV20/1; MLNV20/3

Arrests-NYC Massage Therapists: MLNV10/3

British Columbia: MLNV4/4; MLNV10/1; MLNV10/2; MLN11/1; MLNV14/3; MLNV15/1; MLNV15/2; MLNV15/3; MLNV16/2; MLNV16/4; MLNV17/1;


Church For Spiritual Healing and Health:JSB-SI-1

Connecticut: MLNV16/4;

Reader's Comments: JSBV4/1;MLNV19/1


Georgia: MLNV11/2; MLMNV13/2; SMMN3/2; MLNV18/2

Global Environment: JSB-SI-3

Good/Bad Massag??: MLNV14/1; MLNV14/4

Harm: MLNV15/1

Licensure versus Certification: MLNV16/1

Illinois: MLNV11/2

Malpractice Insurance: MLNV13/4

Minnesota: MLNV6/2; MLNV7/1; MLNV7/3; MLNV9/4; MLNV10/4; MLNV13/2; MLNV18/3

Minority Racial and Ethnic Groups: MLNV14/1

Money: JSB-SI-4; MLNV14/1

New Paradigm For Massage: JSBV4/2

Oklahoma: MLNV3/3

National Certification and Exam: MLNV1/3; MLNV5/4; MLNV6/4; MLNV8/4; MLNV9/1; MLNV9/3; MLNV13/3

Ontario: MLNV5/1; MLNV11/2

Pennsylvania: MLNV1/4; MLNV2/1; MLNV2/2; MLNV2/3; MLNV2/4; MLNV3/1;MLNV3/2; MLNV3/3; MLNV3/4; MLNV4/2; MLNV6/3; MLNV11/3; MLNV11/4; MLNV12/1; MLNV12/3; MLNV12/4; MLNV13/1; MLNV13/4 MLNV14/1; MLNV18/4; MLNV20/4; JSBV2/3; JSBV2/4; JSBV1/2

Poetry: MLNV13/2

Prostitution: MLNV10/3; SMMNV3/3; JSB-SI-2

Schatz Reports: JSB-SI-1

Spiritual Massage Healing: JSB-SI-1; JSBV4/1

Spiritual/Secular Massage: MLNV19/2

State Regulation: MLNV13/2; MLNV13/3; MLNV14/2; MONV17/3; MLNV20/2

Subtle Energy: JSB-SI-5; JSBV4/2; JSBV4/3

Therapeutic Touch:SMMNV3/1

Quebec: MLNV13/2

Universal Brotherhood Movement:SMMNV3/3

U.S. Supreme Court: JSBV4/1

West Virginia: MLNV19/3


Mary Brewster and Albert Schatz lead workshops in Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Massage Healing, Dowsing for Health, and Therapeutic Touch. We have given workshops in Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Arizona, Minnesotta and the District of Columbia. If you are interested in sponsoring a workshop, contact us.

Dr. Albert Schatz

Rev. Mary L. Brewster, M.Ed
95 West Stafford Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: 860-684-3984
email: maryella1@earthlink.net

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