On June 24, 2010, commentators on ABC TV's program The View turned a discussion about recent allegations against former Vice-President Al Gore into a general discussion about massage therapy and massage therapists. The conversation quickly degenerated into a smear of massage therapists and slandered an entire population of licensed professionals.
In response, the American Massage Therapy Association sent a statement from President Kathleen Miller-Read to the producers of the show. You can read the AMTA's response in full:
AMTA Calls on The View to Treat Massage Therapists With Respect
You can watch the segment of The View and leave your own comments. If you have benefitted from massage therapy and agree that their remarks regarding massage therapists are inaccurate and insulting, please let them know.