Final Squeeze for Legal Breast Massage in WA State!

Final Squeeze for Legal Breast Massage in WA State!

Whew! Ran to mail my taxes to the IRS, so now I have a few minutes to catch up on a much more urgent civic duty - the massage regulations in WA State. COMMENTS ARE DUE BY 5PM APRIL 20TH. Please! Make your voice heard.

Breast Remedy on the Boob Tube! Watch on King 5 News

Breast Remedy on the Boob Tube! Watch on King 5 News

Tune in to see Aubrey and Barbara Helynn talk to Katey Rusch from King 5 News about breast massage and the proposed changes to breast massage regulations in Washington State.

Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages

Women are being taught to lift their breasts with under wires so they look bigger, but use padding so their nipples don’t show. They are taught to push up their breasts so they pop out of their shirts, but not allow them to be seen feeding their babies. It is accepted for them to be publicly plastered all over the walls and the television screens, but not discussed when they are sick and in pain.

Breast Massage Regulation Wars: Version B - A New Hope

Breast Massage Regulation Wars: Version B - A New Hope

What is my position on WAC Chapter 245-830, breast massage section?
Well, I wrote Version B, so I’m a little biased toward that. It was kind of a fluke and completely unexpected. After attending Board of Massage meetings for over a YEAR (and getting nowhere), I was exceedingly frustrated with the public policy process and couldn’t read the words of the current draft without my brain turning somersaults. 

Letter to the WA Board of Massage: Version B is Better for Breasts!

Letter to the WA Board of Massage: Version B is Better for Breasts!

TO: MassageRulesComments@doh.wa.gov
RE: WAC chapter 246-830
Dear Board of Massage,
I am a concerned citizen of Washington State and I support Version B of the Breast Massage section of WAC Chapter 246-830.
* I support this version because it requires specialized training to treat breast tissue.  
* I also support this version because it does NOT require a visit to my doctor for a diagnosis or referral, which can be costly and time consuming. 
* I am in favor of requiring written AND verbal consent prior to treatment to protect the public. 
Below is the amended copy of Version B that I support, with changes in italics.

Thank you for your service and consideration.
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