Advancing the Profession

AMTA Attends Integrative Healthcare Symposium

AMTA continued its ongoing interactions with key health care organizations with its attendance at the seventh annual Integrative Healthcare Symposium held in New York City, March 4-6, 2011. The Symposium brings together the community of practitioners and health care professionals “dedicated to improving patient care” including naturopaths, chiropractors, acupuncturists, dieticians/nutritionists, massage therapists, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, health care/hospital administrators, dentists, herbalists, midwives and yoga practitioners. Look for more information highlighting AMTA’s continued collaborations with the health care community coming soon.   

If you haven't already, learn more about massage therapy and health care by checking out the latest edition to AMTA's Career Success Series: "Working in a Health Care Environment."

“Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge – Past and Present”

A new article highlighting the evolution of the Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) project was released on the website. “Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge – Past and Present” highlights the history of the project, provides a brief overview of the document, and clarifies several themes that have emerged since the release of the first version last May. With the document now in an evaluation phase, the article also calls for the profession to continue to review and submit comments. As a living document, it will develop and evolve over time in response to the needs of the profession. All suggestions and edits are being collected for future revisions at

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New Mentoring Program Experiences Significant Growth

Nearly 300 AMTA members have volunteered their time and expertise to serve as mentors in the Mentoring Program. AMTA has already confirmed 60 official mentoring relationships in 23 states, with many more still pending. That’s more than one new relationship every day since the program’s official launch! 

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Kristie W., AMTA member since 2011

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