When you think of a massage, you probably think of treatment in a relaxing spa or deep tissue work by a medically trained expert, who helps release the kinks out of your neck. But come on, you probably also think of the naughty side of massage, happy endings and other shady territories that this business can bring.
According to the LA Times, there's been a recent push nationwide to help distinguish therapeutic massage from the not-as-legit kind by creating laws that protect both consumers and legitimate massage therapists. In fact, a new California law was recently passed, and the Massage Therapy Organization was formed, aiming to set higher standards for licensed therapists. Consumers should also look for a stamp of approval by the organization, knowing that this certification distinguishes between the reputable and the disreputable. Now, that's a happy ending.