• 84°

Letter: Don’t over regulate reflexologists

As a practitioner of reflexology as well as a small business owner, I have for years operated my practice committed to high ethical and professional standards and to the health, healing, and wellbeing of my clients.

Unfortunately, my trade is under attack.

Though reflexologists have practiced without incident for decades in North Carolina, the state’s massage therapist board is trying to overtake the autonomy and independence of reflexologists.

Their efforts are nothing more than a power grab that’s both detrimental and deceptive. Lobbyists from the massage therapists say that by regulating us, they, and they alone, will be able to better combat human trafficking. If the consequences of this weren’t so grave, this would almost be comical.

But the consequences are that grave. Forcing us into over regulation will dilute the integrity of our industry. This over regulation forces reflexologists to pay needless fees and costs to the massage therapists, while offering nothing of value in return.

Ask a law enforcement officer if this helps battle anti-human trafficking efforts, and they’ll look at you like you’re crazy.

Let reflexologists own our businesses and practice our trade without interruption or political power plays.

— Cynthia Hill

Salisbury

Comments

Coronavirus

RSS needs 25,000 bags a day for meals delivered

Columnists

Josh Bergeron: Temporary break from county’s optimism-inducing period

Business

Before Cooper’s order, some area residents navigated local stay-at-home orders

Editorials

Editorial: County releases important local data about COVID-19

College

College basketball: Former Carson star Hairston has 8 offers

High School

Basketball: North grad Mitchell making a difference in Charlotte

Coronavirus

COVID-19 to dominate agenda of Monday school board meeting

Business

‘Silent helpers’: Local costume company manager making masks for nurses, doctors

Business

Trinity Oaks making the most of quarantine

Business

Steven Fisher: Banks across nation are ready for pandemic

Columnists

Thomas Mills: Democrats should avoid blame game now

Local

Rowan County leaders urge residents to participate in census

Local

Liz Moomey: Historic Salisbury Foundation scavenger hunt connects to city’s past

Columnists

Francis Koster: Credit system will be useful in downturn

Lifestyle

Ester Marsh column: Staying active (and sane) through the pandemic

Letters

Letter: Military man deserves thanks

Coronavirus

Coronavirus effects on sports: Clemson QB Lawrence restarts virus fundraising

Farm & Garden

Blackwelder column: Dr. Koontz has passion for orchids

Lifestyle

An enlightening interview about the Civil War in Rowan County

Letters

Letters: Medicaid expansion needed now

David Freeze

Gotta’ Run: There is always something good

Columnists

Ann Farabee — Bless you

Business

Elaine Spalding: Rowan in prime location to recover from COVID-19 crisis

Columnists

Ann Coulter: How do we flatten panic curve?