Local massage clinic weighs in on proposed ordinance
PEORIA Peoria City Council is looking to place a new ordinance that would require massage clinics to be regularly inspected.
“We happy about it,” says Jayme Decesari Byard, owner of Well Kneaded Massage Therapy. “We can wait. Anything we can do to promote that it a legitimate profession that helps people heal their bodies; we all for it.”
Jayme Decesari Byard is the owner of Well Kneaded Massage Therapy in Peoria. She says she was relieved when Peoria City Council announced the proposed ordinance.
“We always want people to feel safe when they here,” says Decesari Byard. “We never want anyone to feel like they not safe with a licensed therapist,
and they never feel that way here.”
Brooke Mooney, part owner of the massage clinic, says their therapists go through hours of training to ensure they know the science behind massage therapy.
“At our establishment, we require that all of our massage therapists are licensed,” says Mooney. “We get licenses through the state. It a 600 hour program that we do and then we require continued education.”
Both owners hope the ordinance helps to erase the stigma associated with massage.
“I hope that the public can get a better education about what massage does and I hope our therapists are able to do that for them,
” Decesari Byard.
Well Kneaded Massage Therapy will be holding an Open House at their new location (717 W. Lake Ave Peoria) on February 9th from 6 9 pm.