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Story needs massaging

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Northwest Herald for once again missing a chance to tell the real story but instead selling out to sensationalism and continuing to publish inaccurate information.

I do not own a massage parlor. My business at Harmony Falls massage therapy is a clinic. I am a licensed massage therapist. I complete continuing education classes in massage therapy and ethics every year.

In addition to wellness patients, the massage therapy patients that I work with have conditions such as cancer, neck and back pain, organ transplants, injuries, broken bones, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Parkinson’s, diabetes, heart conditions and Lymphedema.

The story (“Massage therapist say arrests gave wrong impression to some,” Dec. 19) proceeded to repeat an already published article on prostitution arrests as the bulk of the new article.

Shame on you for being too lazy to practice quality journalism, capture the opportunity to educate your readers, and profile those who are licensed massage therapists in McHenry County. I don’t foresee my continued support of the Northwest Herald without necessary corrections to the article.

To learn more about massage therapy, visit the American Massage Therapy Association (www.amtamassage.org), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (www.abmp.com) and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (www.ncbtmb.org) websites.

I invite everyone to learn more about the benefits of massage therapy and to receive a massage in 2014 from a licensed massage therapist.

Stacy Barden

Woodstock

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