AMTA Works with West Virginia to Foster Massage Therapy as Alternative to Opioids


Over several months, AMTA has worked with West Virginia’s Attorney General to promote alternatives to opioids for pain. One result of the collaboration is a response from the Attorney General that, “…the massage therapists of West Virginia will be counted on to play a leadership role in ensuring patients have access to adequate pain management.”

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AMTA is continuing to look at collaborating with other states to have them recognize the value massage therapists can provide in easing pain and reducing the use of opioids.


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The Value and Efficacy of Massage Therapy in Integrated Health Care and Member Guide

Sample Introduction Letter to Health Care Providers

"I am very glad to be aligned with a professional organization that gives so much to its members."

Satu F., AMTA member since 2003

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