AMTA advocates for the issues important to massage therapists across the country at the federal, state and local levels of government.
AMTA invests membership dollars back into the profession through research, advocacy and promotion of the health benefits of massage. AMTA volunteers and staff strive to enhance the reputation and acceptance of massage therapy and the crucial role of professional massage therapists.
The advocacy work done by AMTA, on behalf of the profession includes:
- Working for fair and consistent licensing of massage therapy in all 50 states as well as U.S. territories.
- Collaborating with a wide variety of healthcare organizations and government agencies to increase the stature of massage therapists within healthcare.
- Engaging with federal, state, and local officials for updates on laws, executive orders, and regulations that impact massage therapists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Working to help champion continuing education and license renewal changes for all massage therapists during COVID-19.
Visit our COVID-19 page for state-based and national updates
Learn More about AMTA and Advocacy
Follow AMTA's advocacy efforts, and find out how you can get involved.
Learn about AMTA's advocacy efforts at the federal level to advance the massage therapy profession.
State and Local Priorities
Learn about AMTA's advocacy efforts to support massage therapy practice at the state and local levels.
Learn the basics of advocacy and why AMTA is working on behalf of the massage therapy profession.
Protecting "Trigger Point" for the Massage Profession
Learn how AMTA-led advocacy efforts legally protected massage therapists' right to use the term “trigger point."