We at ABMP are shocked and saddened at the violence and hate perpetrated yesterday in Atlanta.
It is evident from media coverage that complex issues of unlicensed massage may be wrapped up in the details of this case. But now is not the time to focus on or debate those issues.
We grieve for the victims and their families and condemn the violence and hate that fueled this attack, especially any anti-Asian sentiment that may have played a role. Our support is with all massage therapists and bodyworkers affected and traumatized by this event.