The Nonprofit Advantage

AMTA is the largest nonprofit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools.

AMTA’s mission is to serve its members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. Membership dollars are invested back into the profession through researchadvocacy and promotion of the health benefits of massage to the general public and health care community.

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 Promotion of the health benefits of massage to the public

AMTA promotes the massage industry and health benefits of massage to consumers through a national radio advertising campaign promoting massage as an alternative in pain management, as well as AMTA’s National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, which reaches tens of millions of consumers.

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AMTA publishes the most comprehensive research report about the massage profession and has been conducting research with massage therapy consumers for more than 20 years. The published research report has been done for ten years. Wage and pay information collected from massage therapists is cited by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. This report is invaluable to massage therapists to understand their sector of the industry and consumer views and use of massage therapy. 

Resources: Find research round-ups and articles to help your massage practice.


AMTA has relationships with a wide variety of health care organizations, associations and government agencies that increase the stature of massage therapists within health care and their integration into patient care for those massage therapists interested in these options.

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 Support the future of massage therapy

AMTA has awarded more than $250,000 in student scholarships over the past five years while making our MBLEx study guide and anatomy study guide free to all massage therapy students, members or not.

Students also receive a free membership from AMTA, including their insurance, career guidance tools, and networking opportunities.

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Learn more about the benefits of joining AMTA.

Expand your skills with AMTA’s pre-approved CE courses.

Explore resources to share with your clients on the benefits of massage.

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"I chose AMTA because they are committed to advancing the profession."

Jackie R., AMTA member since 2011