At its Board of Directors meeting today, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announced a national partnership with the American Red Cross to collaborate on massage therapy services for Red Cross Volunteers. The agreement outlines ways for AMTA state chapter community service teams to connect and collaborate with the Red Cross locally in both emergency and non-emergency community events.
“We are delighted to formalize a relationship with the American Red Cross that will allow massage therapy community service teams organized by our chapters to efficiently provide massage therapy to their volunteers,” says AMTA President Nancy Porambo. Through the agreement, AMTA chapters and Red Cross offices will have standardized information to activate and deploy massage therapists as situations dictate it.
The American Massage Therapy Association is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. 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.