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Pennsylvania Massage Therapists


Pennsylvania Massage Therapists

This is a group for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers living in PA.

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Latest Activity: Aug 13, 2014

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Employment Opportunity - New Castle, PA

Started by Cindy Greenwood Mar 20, 2012.

advice? 3 Replies

Started by Constance A. Michaels. Last reply by Kelly Boyles, LMT Dec 7, 2011.

Grandfathering 9 Replies

Started by William Snyder. Last reply by Constance A. Michaels Jul 15, 2011.

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Comment by Tracey Moon on September 24, 2013 at 12:18pm

NCBTMB Approved Ethics 7 CE's •  Meditation & Mindfulness for Massage Therapists •  Friday, October 4th at Blueberry Gardens in Ashton, MD  For more information:

Comment by Tracey Moon on April 5, 2012 at 10:35am

Integrating Mind Body Skills into your Massage Practice this June 15th

Holistic Massage Training Institute • Baltimore, MD  • 7 CE's • One day class

Comment by Desiree Zeller, LMT, BCTMB on February 13, 2012 at 10:46am

Hi fellow PA LMTs. I have a position open in my Aveda inspired spa.  It is located in Cook Forest. Please contact me via email; If you know a therapist out this way, refer them. Thanks!

Comment by Daniel Lopes on January 9, 2012 at 10:40am

I am currently hiring massage therapists for my new business, Majestic Massage. Contact me at Check out my website at

Comment by Lori Spadoni on January 9, 2012 at 9:52am
Job opportunity in the Lehigh Valley area! Hand and Stone Spa is seeking licensed massage therapists for part time and full time work. Pay is percentage plus tips, bonuses and incentives. Enjoy a team oriented and upbeat work atmosphere. Contact Clayton at and mention that Lori is your referral.
Comment by Daniel Lopes on November 22, 2011 at 7:07am

Update....... I lost the first battle, now on to the next. I am appealing Councils decision with the Variance Board. Filled the paperwork yesterday. Also looking into surrounding communities, and inquiring as to any ordinances on the books.

As far as the State superseding local ordinance, ABMP was not correct with that comment. I contacted the Pa. State Board of Massage Therapy and was informed differently.   

Comment by Daniel Lopes on November 2, 2011 at 9:59pm
That's my thoughts exactly. I don't want to hurt the chance of getting this changed. But as you say , If I don't prevail then maybe I will have the news do a piece on this.
Comment by Tom Florio on November 2, 2011 at 9:52pm
Sorry, my math brain wasn't at it's peak tonight!  Personally, I would address the council first, give them a chance.  It may just be a formality since there is a law on their books.  IF you don't prevail and you have the news willing to do a piece, I would jump on it!
Comment by Daniel Lopes on November 2, 2011 at 9:31pm

Its a 28 year old law. Yes the Government Liaison person from ABMP also said that state law supersedes local restrictions, but I just don't trust these local government officials. Channel 4 news wants to do an interview with me but I don't know if I should do anything like that before I go before council on the 15th.

Thanks Tom,


Comment by Tom Florio on November 2, 2011 at 7:41pm
Gotta love those laws governing "Massage Parlors"- You are in a tough situation.  You will need to appeal to the City Council.  Since you are an ABMP member, I would contact them and seek guidance.  The 18 year old law was obviously long before licensure.  It is possible that the new licensure regulations will change their minds, and that state law would supersede that local restriction.  Good Luck.

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