The Spa Industry and all of us associated with it, remind ourselves and the public that our brand of holistic thought is about the philosophy of medicine wherein all aspects of people’s needs, psychological, physical and social should be taken into account and seen as a whole. Science and Technology are what keeps Modernism within the realm of the legal limit of the law and it is our negative definitions, via axiology and aesthetics that allow us to transgress it. And when the paradigm shifts on the local, regional, state or natural level to holistic health or holistic education, wherein disease is seen as an imbalance of physical, mental, emotional or spiritual factors, we tend to turn away and say that it’s a religious problem, pseudo science at work, an extremist issue no matter what.
Let’s all pause for a moment to note the latest manifestation of naturalism that has attached itself to the seemingly all embracing and loving arms of the ‘alternative wellness’ community. This is a link to a Fox News affiliate out of Detroit Michigan where concerned parents believed their children were being led astray by a spiritual charlatan, who convinced them to give up their college aspirations and to live and work for him at his business giving massages.
To quote from the WJBK article:
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJBK) — The latest Problem Solver investigation from FOX 2’s Rob Wolchek tells the painful story of a group of parents who say their daughters gave up college, career dreams and their families for a life of giving massages and worshiping with their boss.
It all started when these girls happened to meet a charismatic chiropractor named Dr. Craig Stasio. Now, they all work for Stasio at Agape Massage Therapy and Chiropractic in Clinton Township. The employees even live together in various communal houses.
But, sources tell Wolchek the chiropractor preaches of an upcoming doomsday. The parents say their daughters refer to him as “the prophet.”
What’s really going on at this massage clinic?
Yes…what is going on at this “wellness” clinic indeed?