What is a California state credentialed massage therapist?
I am now a California credentialed massage therapist. The California credentialing has just begun going into effect this fall after many years of organizing and lobbying in Sacramento. Although 42 states and Washington, D.C. regulate massage therapists or provide voluntary state certification, it is the first time there has been a state wide massage credential in California. Voluntary statewide certification of massage therapists was chaptered into California law on September 27th, 2008 through the passing of SB 731.
The purpose behind CAMTC’s creation was to serve the interests of the public and the massage profession by making the process of certification the same throughout the state, rather than different in each city and county. At this point, however, massage therapists still have to pay a separate business license for each city they work in.
I have been practicing and teaching massage and yoga for over thirty years, in Pennsylvania and California, and currently teach a Thursday night yoga class at Korrie’s Pilates Place in Wildomar, where I also offer my unique blend of acupressure and massage therapy. My other clients have included infants & parents, the developmentally disabled, the medically fragile, hospice patients and animals.
I was a co-founder of Inland Holistic Health Assn, wrote a column on health and wellness for the Californian newspaper for two years, a bodywork column for Awareness Magazine, and am in the final stages of completing my book, “Circle of Healing: Finding Our Way to Wellness.” I am also a member of the Temecula Valley Women’s Club.
For more information on my classes on yoga, pet massage or the art of mandala making, you can contact me at Wendy726@verizon.net.