Polarity therapists and Feldenkrais practitioners have also voiced concerns about being placed in similar positions of economic disadvantage.
The Bill states that "Massage, bodywork and somatic therapy practices are designed to effect the energetic system of the body for the purpose of promoting and maintaining the health and well-being of the client.
It requires massage licensing of reflexologists.
In point of fact, meeting educational requirements established by each of the professions would require thousands of hours of training.
Prisons have full-time medical and mental health services, with psychiatrists and psychologists routinely on staff but often with very high patient loads and limited physical resources.
Some of the accrediting agencies are really just membership organizations masquerading as accreditation agencies.
It must be pointed out that a medical license would not be required and a business license could be issued for an individual who is simply offering massage, which may represent an aspect of the practice of reflexology, but the individual would be required to confine himself to that scope of practice.