#FunFactFriday! Today we want you to know that in Korea, only blind or visually impaired are allowed practice massage.
First introduced in Korea by Japanese colonialists in 1913, the law restricts the awarding of massage licences and the ownership of massage offices to the visually impaired.
On Tuesday, January 2nd this year, South Korea’s Constitutional Court upheld the controversial law, in a case filed by a non-visually impaired massage salon owner. The court has ruled that professional massage services should be reserved for the blind as they generally have fewer options for work.
The law calls for up to five years in prison or £35,000 in fines for violators.
Now that is a fun fact.