2019 Assembly Resolution 9
Relating to: proclaiming October 20 to 26, 2019, as National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.
Whereas, there are nearly 5,000 licensed massage therapists in the state of Wisconsin contributing to the health and wellness of the people of Wisconsin; and
Whereas, massage therapy is beneficial to overall health and is increasingly part of integrated health care; and
Whereas, consumers are spending $8 to $12 billion annually on massage therapy; and
Whereas, therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; and
Whereas, a growing body of clinical research shows massage therapy is beneficial for a wide variety of health issues, including stress, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, muscles injury and soreness, headaches and just maintaining good health; and
Whereas, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a professional association for massage therapists, provides consumer and professional education information on massage and helps consumers and health professionals locate qualified massage therapists in their area; now, therefore be it
Resolved by the assembly, That: the Wisconsin Legislature proclaims October 20 to 26, 2019, as National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.