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CBC News: ‘Don’t call it a parlour, and other things massage therapists want you to know’

Take the word 'massage' out completely and use something else, RMT says

October 29, 2019  By STAFF

The Newfoundland Labrador Massage Therapists’ Association have written letters and met at a recent council meeting to change the nomenclature and ask for the city of St. John’s to “start referring to massage parlours as “body rub parlours,” to avoid confusion.

There’s a big difference between a massage therapy clinic and a massage parlour.

It’s so big, in fact, that registered massage therapists want the other businesses to change their names completely.

“Use something else that might accurately describe their industry,” said Carolyn Staple, an RMT and chair of the provincial massage therapist association outreach and media relations committee.–CBC NEWS ARTICLE.


The RMTs also advocate for HST exemption.


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