Advocacy News Archive

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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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Advocating for the NOPAIN 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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2020 Year in Review

While last year was like no other, staff worked to ensure members had the timely updates and information needed around COVID-19, while continuing the important work to raise the profile of the profession among federal and state governments and agencies, the health care community, insurance companies, and consumers.
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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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The U.S. Pain Foundation Recommends Massage Therapy

The U.S. Pain Foundation, with input from AMTA, has recommended the Centers for Medicare & Madicaid Services take a multidisciplinary 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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