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HHS Labor Bill & Draft Report

Learn how the HHS FY 2022 bill and draft report supports education, public awareness, and research on massage therapy for pain management.
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Save the Date: IMTRC 2022

The International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) will be held on May 12-13, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Jeanette Roach Announced as 2021 Teacher of the Year

We are proud to congratulate, Jeanette Roach, the 2021 recipient of the AMTA Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, who has impacted the lives of many through her dedication to massage therapy education.
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Pregnancy and Massage CE

Get an in-depth look at how massage therapy can help support clients during all phases of pregnancy.
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Call For Speakers

Submit your speaker application by June 23, 2021, to be considered for AMTA educational opportunities such as the 2022 National Convention, 2022 Schools Summit, and online CE courses.
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CARA 3.0: AMTA-Supported Bill

New legislation addressing comprehensive approaches to pain care introduced in Congress.
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The NO PAIN Act

Our Government Relations Team has been advocating for the NOPAIN Act in Congress. This bill would increase access to non-opioid approaches for acute pain management – including massage therapy.
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Convention Registration is Now Open

Registration is now open for the AMTA 2021 National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 26-28.
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AMTA 2021-22 Board of Directors Sworn Into Office

Congratulations to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 2021-22 Board of Directors who were sworn into office on March 3rd.
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New Advanced Cancer CE

In our new Advanced Cancer CE, discover the crucial role massage therapists can play as part of a client’s cancer care team.
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AMTA Joins Leading Pain & Integrative Health Conferences

AMTA recently attended the 2021 Summit on Balanced Pain Management and the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health (NACCIH) meeting. 
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AMTA Celebrates Member Anniversaries

Congratulations to our members who have achieved milestone anniversaries this year, including three members who have been with AMTA for over 50 years.
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AMTA's 2021 Virtual Schools Summit

This year’s virtual conference will be held Saturday, February 20. Our expert-led continuing education sessions will focus on topics most important to school owners and administrators in today’s changing environment.
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AMTA National Election Results Are In

AMTA is happy to announce that 95.2% of Professional Members voting in the National Board Election approved the slate of new board directors to take office on March 1, 2021.
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New CE: Dementia and Massage

In this new online course, discover the therapeutic benefits massage therapy may offer clients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
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Vermont Massage Therapy Bill Signed Into Law

Vermont recently became the 47th state to offer legal recognition of massage therapy. Congratulations to the AMTA Vermont Chapter, lobbyists, and members who have been working on this effort for the profession.
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National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

AMTA’s 24th Annual National Massage Therapy Awareness Week® (NMTAW) will take place on October 25-31, 2020. Here are three easy ways to celebrate, even while navigating COVID-19.
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September is Pain Awareness Month

During Pain Awareness Month, learn how massage therapy can be an important approach for pain relief. Explore the latest research and resources to better help your clients.
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New Plantar Fasciitis CE

In our brand new online course, learn massage techniques that can help alleviate plantar fasciitis pain.
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Distinguished Service Award

AMTA is proud to announce that Ann Blair Kennedy, DrPH is the 2020 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
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President's Award

AMTA is proud to announce that Doug Nelson is the 2020 recipient of the President's Award.
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Becky Schwoebel Making A Difference Award

We are pleased to share that Patty Phillips is the first recipient of the Becky Schwoebel Making A Difference Award.
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2020 National Award Recipients

AMTA congratulates all the recipients of our 2020 National Awards who’ve contributed greatly to the profession and the association.
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New Stone Massage CE

Discover the benefits of stone massage for headaches and neck pain in our new online course. 
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Call For Speakers

Submit a proposal to be a speaker at a future AMTA education program and for our online CE courses.
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Massage Consumers and COVID-19

Amidst all of the uncertainty, massage consumers continue to value both the benefits of massage and their relationship with the therapist. 
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AMTA Board of Directors Statement

AMTA opposes all forms of racism and injustice. They are contrary to AMTA’s mission and our Core Value that “we are a diverse and nurturing community working with integrity, respect and dignity”.
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Managing Stress During COVID-19

Take steps to manage stress and improve well-being, even while social distancing.
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AMTA 2020 National Convention Canceled

AMTA has decided to cancel the 2020 National Convention. 
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AMTA Launches Redesigned Website

This new website will give users easier access to tools, resources and information, especially important at this time.
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COVID-19 Resources for Massage Therapists

Get the latest news on COVID-19 and the massage therapy profession.
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COVID-19 Financial Resources and Relief

Access resources and information about financial relief for small businesses and individuals due to COVID-19.
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The US Pain Foundation Recommends Massage Therapy

The U.S. Pain Foundation, with input from AMTA, has recommended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services take a multidisciplinary care approach to pain, including massage therapy.
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AMTA Meets with VA and Medicaid Offices

AMTA volunteer and staff representatives met with Veterans Affairs and Medicaid offices to promote massage therapy.
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Rhode Island Passes New Massage Therapy Bill

The Governor of Rhode Island recently signed a bill that improves standards for the massage therapy profession.
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New Florida Law Requires Public Education on Massage for Pain

Florida has taken a major step toward recognizing massage as an accepted approach to pain management.
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