MLN Vol.8.No.1

Massage Law Newsletter

Vol. 8, No . 1                                    ISSN 1073-5461                                      March 1999




Mary Brewster

This bibliography is published in reply to requests for information about what we have published on state regulation etc. in addition to reports in the Massage Law Newsletter; and on other aspects of massage.

 Our reports in the Journal of Spiritual Bodywork, the Spiritual  Massage Ministry Newsletter, Massage Law Newsletter, and  Massage Humor are available on  our website <>. 


Schatz, A., and Brewster, M. Massage does not cause enough harm in California to justify state regulation. Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. 2(4):6-7. 1996. 

Schatz, A., and Brewster, M. Why is the Pennsylvania Licensure Coalition (PALC) promoting state licensure to protect the public from harm? Will PALC please tell us how many people have been harmed by bodyworkers in Pennsylvania and how serious their injuries were? Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. 2(4):7-10. 1996.

Brewster, M., and Schatz, A. Massage is a performing art. Come dance with us. Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. 3(1):5-7. 1997.

Two opposite positions. Pennsylvania Licensure Coalition. Pennsylvania Coalition Opposed to Licensure. Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. 3(1):8. 1997.

Schatz, A. Prostitution and massage. Part 1. State regulation of massage and local ordinances do not reduce prostitution. Part 2. The reality of prostitution. Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. Special Issue No. 2. pages 1-10. 1997.

Schatz, A. Follow the money trail to find out why scare tactics tell us secular massage is harmful. Journal of Spiritual Bodywork. Special Issue No. 4. pages 1-14. 1997.



Schatz, A. Some thoughts and questions about the $3,000,000 National Certification Examination. One man's point of view. Addendum: How doctors got in and out of massage, and why they are back in again. Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. 2(1):1-5. 1996.

Schatz , A., Tillotson, A., and Brewster, M. Since massage does not cause harm, why license massage therapists to prevent harm? All that glitters is not gold." pages 1-3.    "There's something rotten in" Ontario. page 3.    It's important to understand the difference between ```the possibility and probability of harm. pages 3-4.    The Province of Quebec is a model for "How to do it right." Look before you leap. pages 3-4.    State licensing (practice) acts are inappropriate for massage because there's no harm. page 5.   Caveat emptor! Caveat lector! Let the buyer beware. Let the reader beware. Do your own thinking. Don't let others think for you. page 5.  Schatz, A., and Carlson, K Is massage more dangerous than driving a car? pages 6-7.    Schatz, AS., and Brewster,. M. An appropriate examination for massage competency. pages 7-8. Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. Vol. 2. No. 2. 1996.

Schatz, A. 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. Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. 3(2):1-4. 1998.

Schatz, A. Teaching about the "other side" of state regulation of massage is part of my ministry. Spiritual massage healing may be your ministry. Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. 3(3):4-5.1998.

Calvert. R. N. Letter to the editor. More on prostitution and massage. Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. 3(3):5-7. 1998.

Why is a research scientist involved in regulation ?  Why don't massage schools educate instead of train? Spiritual Massage Ministry Newsletter. 3(4):1-9. 1998.



Schatz, A., and Tillotson, A. From licensure of massage to licensure of shopping carts. Massage Humor. 1(l):1-4. 1997.

Legislative News. Massage Humor. 1(1):4 1997.

Pflugg, F.F. The medical modelization of massage. What will massage look like in the 21st century? Massage Humor. 1(2)1-2. 1998.

1998 Nobel Prize awarded for Shlepper's Law. Massage Humor. 1(2):2. :1998.


Schatz, A. Tuberculosis and massage. Massage. Issue 50. pages 32-34. July/August. 1994.

Schatz, A. Guest Editorial. Massage therapists do not harm people. Massage Magazine. page 7. March/April. 1998.

Carlson, K., and Schatz, A. Letter to the Editor. Request for research help. (Request for convincing evidence that state regulation is useful). Massage. Issue   10-12. March/April. 1994.

Schatz, A.  Letter to the Editor. New spiritual network forming. Massage. Issue 56/ page 16. July/August/ 1995.

Brewster, M., and Schatz, A.  Letter to the Editor. Massage harms: fact of fiction? Massage Magazine. page 11. July/August. 1997.

Schatz, A. Evidence of harm is needed. Massage Magazine.  Letter to the Editor. page 8. Nov/Dec. 1998.

Brewster, M.  Letter to the Editor. Information on harmed clients lacking. page 11. Massage Magazine. Jan/Feb. 1999.


 Carlson, K, Barbera, R.A., and Schatz, A. Is state regulation of massage illegal? Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. pages. 42-52. Fall. 1993.

Carlson, K, Barbera, R.A., and Schatz, A. The public doesn't need state regulation of massage. So who does want it and why? Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. pages. 83-86. Fall. 1993.

Schatz, A., and Carlson, K. The integration of Swedish Massage and Therapeutic Touch. Swedish Massage increases the human energy field. Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. 10:51-55. Spring. 1995.

Brewster, M., and  Schatz, A. Massage is a performing art: Come dance with us. Massage & Bodywork. pages. 78-81. Summer. 1998.

Schatz, A., and Carlson, K. Letter to the Editor. (What those who promote state regulation should and should not do). Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. 8(4):39. Fall. 1993.

Schatz, A. Letter to the Editor. (The complaint and docket for the Maryland-AMTA litigation against physical therapists). Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. Vol. 9. page 47. Summer. 1994.

Carlson, K. Letter to the Editor. (Deborah Worrad, in Ontario, has no information about harm and competence). Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. Vol. 9. No. 4. page 46. Fall. 1994.

Schatz, A., and Carlson, K. Letter to the Editor. (Doug Alexander's report and information from Washington state). Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. Vol. 9. Issue No. 1. page 45. Winter. 1994.

Schatz, A., and Brewster. M. Letter to the Editor. A unique  workshop). Massage & Bodywork Quarterly. pages 29 - 30. Summer. 1995.

Schatz, A., and Kuhl, G.  Letter to the Editor. (National Certification Exam). Massage & Bodywork. pages 31-32. Fall. 1996.


Schatz, A. What is a research scientist doing with massage? Massage Therapy Journal 33:32-38. 1994

Schatz. A. Tuberculosis. The Great White Plague. How you can protect yourself and help others. Massage Therapy Journal. Vol. 33. Spring. 1994.

Schatz, A. Letter to the Editor. Should essential oils be used in massage? Massage Therapy Journal. Vol. 33. page 14. Spring. 1994.


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Schatz, A., and Carlson, K. Your clients are here today, gone tomorrow - literally. Massage Message. 7(2):17-18. Summer 1992.

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