Position Statements

Positions held by AMTA on issues around the practice and profession of massage therapy.

The following position statements are approved by AMTA: 


Massage as a Component of Integrative Health Care


Massage Therapy Portability


Massage Can Improve Health and Wellness


Massage Therapy for Anxiety


Massage Therapy Can Help Improve Sleep

Massage Therapy as Beneficial Part of Integrative Treatment Plan for Fibromyalgia

Massage Therapy Can be Effective for Low Back Pain


Massage Can Reduce Symptoms of Depression

Massage Therapy for Those Who Exercise

Massage Can Be Effective for Tension Headaches


Massage Can Aid in Pain Relief

Massage Therapy Can Improve the Quality of Life for Those in Hospice and Palliative Care


Massage Therapy May Benefit Newborns

Massage Therapy Can Be a Valuable Component of a Wellness Program

Massage Therapy Can Aid in Postoperative Pain Relief


Massage Therapy Can Relieve Stress

Disclaimer: Position statements of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) are approved by AMTA and reflect the views and opinions of the association, based on current research. These statements are not expressions of legal opinion relative to scope of practice, medical diagnosis or medical advice, nor do they represent an endorsement of any product, company or specific massage therapy technique, modality or approach.

Information on proposing position statements