About AMTA

AMTA is the largest nonprofit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. 

  • We provide our members with the strongest benefits in the massage therapy profession.
  • We promote the health benefits of massage to the public, the health care community and other important groups.
  • We report on the latest news about the massage profession, research, advocacy, and more. 
  • We advocate for the issues important to massage therapists across the country at the federal, state and local levels of government.
  • We work for fair licensing of massage in all states, and actively support research.
  • Your voice is heard in AMTA as we are governed by massage therapists.
  • We provide a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities.
  • AMTA has the Nonprofit Advantage® as the largest nonprofit association in the massage therapy profession and has been serving our community for 80 years.
  • We are guided by a volunteer national Board of Directors who sets the course for the association. 

Mission Statement

To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.

Core Values

  • We are a diverse and nurturing community working with integrity, respect and dignity.
  • We are a nonprofit member-driven organization of ethical professionals.
  • We embrace consistency in education.
  • We endorse professional standards.
  • We affirm and promote the benefits of massage therapy as validated by research.

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