LONDON — A masseuse with a fetish for Asian women may soon be a global phenomenon, thanks to her popularity.
The woman who went by the name “Masseuse” gained notoriety after the International Association of Massage Therapists (IAAMT) said it would soon announce an initiative to recognize the masseuses profession.
It is an initiative called the MASSEUS Initiative and it is a collaboration between IAMT, an international association of massage therapists, and the Masseuse Society, an Australian massage society.
The association said the goal is to “help increase awareness of the profession, the health benefits, and cultural aspects of massage therapy”.
“The MASSEUs’ focus is on health, wellness, and gender equality,” said IAMG President Dr. Joanne Gillett in a statement.
“Our goal is a world where people of all genders and all backgrounds can have equal access to health care and treatment.”
The MASseuses have created a petition to ask IAMTs to recognize them as a legitimate profession.
The petition also calls for “a comprehensive, transparent and accountable audit of the practices of massage services”.
“Masseuses are a uniquely important and well-respected segment of the massage profession, with a long history of excellence, ethical, and scientific integrity,” it says.
“The MASTEUS Initiative aims to create a space for the profession to shine in the face of the growing and growing demand for the very same things it offers.”
The industry has been a vital part of our society and a very important part of my life.
We want to be able to show our appreciation for that and be a part of that.
We hope that IAMTB will take the initiative to be a voice for this profession.”IAMT is not alone in its recognition of the MASseuse.
In January, the American Board of Massages and Health Care Professionals (ABMPHC) said its members “recognize and value the role of massage practitioners in the health and well being of their communities and will work to promote an inclusive and inclusive massage culture”.ABMPHA president Nancy Kagan said she believes there are more than 5,000 licensed massage therapists in the US.”
We are very proud to work with IAMTF to celebrate the diversity of the workforce that serves the health, well-being, and wellness needs of the American public,” she said.IAMTF is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1995 by IAMTO, an umbrella group for the professional organizations of massage, erotic, kink and fetish massage therapists.
It has about 6,000 members and more than 100,000 membership cards to members.
In a statement to Mashable, IAMTA said it “would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the MASSAUS Society and MASSEUSER community for their support of the IAMTT MASSEUSE Initiative and for its mission of promoting the advancement of massage in the USA and around the world”.”
We hope to continue to work together to ensure the MASTEUSER Initiative is a success,” IAMTC said.