The Massachusetts Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association has issued a call for assistance to the state’s massage therapists in order to support House Bill 4115, which would make technical corrections to the massage therapy enabling act and close a public safety loophole, according to chapter communications.

“In particular, current law does not penalize unlicensed people from advertising ‘massage’ services online,” reads a statement on the chapter’s website. ” People are now using the internet to advertise prostitution services under the guise of ‘massage’ and such practices are currently beyond the reach of Massachusetts Board of Registration enforcement … House Bill 4115 would close this loophole and give the Board the power to stop these illicit activities and protect the public.”

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