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Cupping CE Courses

Discover how to integrate cupping techniques into your massage therapy practice with our Cupping CE series, featuring our advanced CE: Cupping with Movement. 
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Apply Now: Call for Speakers

AMTA's Call for Speakers is now open for our 2025 education programs! Lend us your expertise in business, ethics, healthcare, practical techniques, and more. Applications will be accepted through March 29, 2024.
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AMTA’s Position on the Interstate Massage Compact (IMpact)

Learn why AMTA opposes the Interstate Compact as it's currently written and find out how you can support a more inclusive IMpact.
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AMTA National Election Results

AMTA is pleased to announce that the slate of new board directors have been approved by our membership, and will take office on March 1, 2024.
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Take Action Now: Federal Funding for Massage Schools at Risk Across the U.S.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education released its final ruling that is set to go into effect on July 2024, if not amended or postponed. This will eliminate the 150% rule, which could impact federal funding for massage therapy schools.
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New Research Shows that Massage Therapy Helps Veterans Coping with Chronic Pain

Military veterans often face a host of health concerns upon returning from service, including chronic pain and PTSD. Take a look at recent research that explores how massage therapy supports the health and well-being of our U.S. veterans.
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Recent Research Continues to Support the Benefits of Massage Therapy for Cancer Patients

From pain management to relieving lymphedema, explore recent research that supports the benefits of massage therapy for cancer patients.
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Massage for Cancer CE Series

Explore our Cancer CE series and discover the crucial role massage therapists can play as part of a client’s oncology care team.
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Massage CE for Pain Relief

Expand your skillset with our top online courses that take a closer look at the ways massage therapy can be part of the solution for pain relief.
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The 2023 Legislative Season: Highlights for the Massage Therapy Profession

With an active legislative season coming to a close, explore how AMTA was involved in advocating for state licensure, massage therapy for pain management, the Interstate Compact and fighting the reduction of standards in the profession.
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Congress Passes the NOPAIN Act

AMTA is excited to share that Congress passed the NOPAIN Act in late December! Thank you to our massage community for your support in helping pass this crucial legislation, which aims to expand access to massage therapy for pain and help stem the opioid epidemic across the nation. 
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AMTA Celebrates 80th Anniversary

AMTA is celebrating 80 years! We could not have reached this milestone without you, and we thank you for your loyalty and dedication to the profession. Stay tuned throughout all of 2023 for special initiatives and programming as we celebrate together.
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AMTA Reaches 100,000 Members

Our AMTA community is now 100,000 members strong! We have reached this historic milestone because of our members, and we thank you for being a part of the AMTA family.
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A Growing Body of Research Supports the Positive Impact of Massage Therapy for Mental Health

Explore recent research that supports the benefits of massage therapy for stress, anxiety and depression.
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New Research Continues to Reinforce Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Relief of Chronic Pain

Recent studies demonstrate the efficacy of massage therapy for relief of chronic pain and show its value in reducing the need for opioids.
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Congress Passes Omnibus Bill for HHS Initiatives

AMTA is pleased that the omnibus bill includes many provisions that support integrative healthcare including massage therapy.
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Senator Capito Calls For Better Pain Management

With input from the massage community, a ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations reached out to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) encouraging the distribution of the HHS Pain Management Report to the medical community.
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NAICS 2022 Update

With AMTA input, the NAICS 2022 update includes changing the term "massage parlors" to "massage wellness centers."
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AMTA Membership Will Be a New Benefit Offered to Massage Envy Therapists

AMTA is pleased to announce that Massage Envy will be purchasing AMTA memberships, on behalf of massage therapists employed across the country at their franchised locations.
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AMTA Encourages CMS To Provide Medicare Coverage For Massage Therapy

AMTA provides comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about Medicare's Inclusion of Massage in 2022.
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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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AMTA Advocacy: Moving Massage Forward

AMTA’s advocacy efforts are continuing to move the massage therapy profession forward. We are working to increase public and policymaker awareness of the efficacy of massage therapy. 
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Pregnancy and Massage CE

Discover how massage therapy can help support clients during all phases of pregnancy.
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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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