Evanston, IL – The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA) announces the launch of its redesigned website and enhanced features for its members listed in AMTA’s Find a Massage Therapist®
national locator service. The new website caps a series of new technology products by the association, aimed at providing greater benefits to its members and more, easy-to-access information for consumers of massage, the health care industry, state regulators and the media.
“Our redesigned website has a fresh look and makes it much easier for all users to find what they need,” says AMTA President Kathleen Miller-Read. “We recognize the importance of a good website to open communications with our members and with the public.”
AMTA members now can easily manage their on-file personal information and their continuing education credentials. A new Career Guidance Center provides quick information on how to build their practice and tips for success. And, the website’s new technical upgrades will allow the association to provide a wider array of information in various forms, including videos and special audio features.
AMTA’s Find a Massage Therapist national locator service now gives AMTA Professional members opportunities to explain more to potential clients about the focus of their practice and to post professional images/photos. These enhanced free benefits of AMTA membership are especially important as use of the locator service among consumers continues to grow – the service has more than 730,000 searches for members per year.
“Our locator service not only serves our members,” says Miller-Read. “It also serves those looking for a professional massage therapist, including both potential clients and other health care professionals looking to refer their patients. Every year, we hear from corporations, celebrities and health care organizations who tell us they use this service to find AMTA professional massage therapists. They rely on it.”
The American Massage Therapy Association is the largest nonprofit, professional association for massage therapists with more than 57,000 massage therapist and massage school members. The association is directed by volunteer leadership and fosters ongoing, direct member-involvement through its 51 chapters. AMTA works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public education on the benefits of massage.