For many people, the hands-on therapy is a simple cure for everyday ills, aches and stresses. It’s become so popular, in fact, that we can have our kinks worked on or worked out, not just at posh resorts, but at the airport or grocery store too …

The California law creates the Massage Therapy Organization, which by fall will be ready to grant state certification to massage therapists who’ve had 250 or more hours of training and who pass an exam on ethics, anatomy and methods.

Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, Feb. 9