The American Massage Therapy Association Celebrates 80th Anniversary

As we kick off 2023, AMTA is thrilled to celebrate 80 years of serving our massage therapy community! What began as a small group of 29 like-minded, dedicated massage therapists in 1943, has transformed into the leading non-profit association with the highest standards for the profession. And 80 years later, we remain more committed than ever to giving back to our members and to elevating the massage therapy profession.

All along the way, our members have been the heart of AMTA. With your support, we have advanced the massage therapy profession by investing in research, elevating educational standards, promoting self-care, and health and wellness for both therapists and the public. 

"As we celebrate AMTA's 80th Anniversary, I would like to say thank you to our members past, present and future. Your commitment to our mission, to each other, and to the profession, have built AMTA into the most trusted name in massage therapy," said Michaele Colizza, AMTA National President. "I look forward to the next 80 years of AMTA with so much hope and optimism."

AMTA is excited to celebrate our 80th Anniversary alongside another historic milestone - reaching 100,000 members. Our community is stronger than ever, and your loyalty and dedication have made AMTA into the non-profit association with the largest membership of any massage therapy organization.

In celebration of our 80th anniversary, we have a lot of exciting initiatives and programming planned - we look forward to sharing these with you throughout the year. Congratulations to our massage therapy community on this momentous occasion! We couldn't have done it without all of you.