2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 3, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives Tittl, Bowen, Kitchens, Kulp,
Murphy, Mursau and Spreitzer. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AR9,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming October 20 to 26, 2019, as National Massage Therapy
2Awareness Week.
AR9,1,43 Whereas, there are nearly 5,000 licensed massage therapists in the state of
4Wisconsin contributing to the health and wellness of the people of Wisconsin; and
AR9,1,65 Whereas, massage therapy is beneficial to overall health and is increasingly
6part of integrated health care; and
AR9,1,87 Whereas, consumers are spending $8 to $12 billion annually on massage
8therapy; and
AR9,1,99 Whereas, therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; and
AR9,1,1310 Whereas, a growing body of clinical research shows massage therapy is
11beneficial for a wide variety of health issues, including stress, high blood pressure,
12fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, muscles injury and soreness, headaches and just
13maintaining good health; and
AR9,2,214 Whereas, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a professional
15association for massage therapists, provides consumer and professional education

1information on massage and helps consumers and health professionals locate
2qualified massage therapists in their area; now, therefore be it
AR9,2,4 3Resolved by the assembly, That: the Wisconsin Legislature proclaims
4October 20 to 26, 2019, as National Massage Therapy Awareness Week.
AR9,2,55 (End)