Alexandria to reconsider in-home massage law

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Local,Virginia,Taylor Holland,Alexandria

Alexandria may reconsider a current city law that makes it nearly impossible for residents to get in-home massages.

City Councilman Justin Wilson asked City Manager Rashad Young to look into rewriting the ordinance, which currently requires licensed massage therapists to pay $75 in fees and register to meet with the police department's narcotics section before going into the homes of clients, The Alexandria Times reported.

The law was passed in 1973 because of the "abuse of massage and massage parlors and operations here in the city," Mayor Bill Euille told the newspaper. But the law is hindering those who practice in-home massage and physical therapy in the homes of patients.

Young is expected to report back to the City Council at a future meeting.

tholland@washingtonexaminer.com

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