Benefits of Joining
Real Benefits for Real Professionals
AMTA gives you more than insurance…
Check out your 7 key benefits
Professional active or Associate AMTA members are covered automatically for both Professional and/or General Liability occurrence form insurance.
- UP to $2,000,000 per occurrence and up to $6,000,000 annual aggregate coverage.
- Coverage often exceeds the requirements of physicians. chiropractors, health clubs, spas, and resorts.
2. Ethics & Standards
AMTA membership requirements translate to professional recognition for you; Consumer and healthcare practitioners are requesting AMTA members because they know:
- AMTA ensures quality entry-level training through the Commission on massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).
- AMTA members abide by a Code Of Ethics
- AMTA’s Standards of Practice mean safe, consistent norms are followed by members.
3. Legislative Advocacy
AMTA creates a favorable legislative climate for the practice of massage therapy.
- AMTA operates a Law & Legislative Assistance Program (LLAP) that has provided over a half million dollars to advance fair licensing and legislation for a diverse coalition of massage practitioners.
- AMTA meets with city & state legislators to positively impact new and revised massage legislation.
- AMTA reviews healing arts and CAM licensing bills weekly so they can respond to prospective licensing affecting the massage profession.
Members can access summaries licensing bills at AMTA’s web site – www.amtamassage.org
4. Promote Awareness
- AMTA’s campaign for positive national and local media coverage has resulted in greater acceptance of massage therapy.
- AMTA’s public relations efforts reach over 500 million potential clients annually for you
- AMTA is educating physicians and other healthcare professionals about the efficacy of massage therapy and how to locate qualified AMTA Professional members for referrals.
- AMTA is supporting over 2 million visits to AMTA’s web based Public Information Center.
5. Continuing Education
AMTA keeps you practicing at the top of your profession.
- AMTA’s National Convention provides a wide variety of education and networking opportunities for you.
- AMTA chapters offer opportunities for learning and sharing ideas at area conferences.
- Extensive AMTA educational opportunities help you meet your CEU membership requirements and are category “A” approved by National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
6. Keeping current
AMTA keeps you up-to-date with news about your association, your profession, massage legislation, trends in health care, Public opinion & attitudes about massage therapy and efficacy research results.
Your AMTA resources bring you the latest:
- Annual Report (annually)
- Massage Therapy Journal (quarterly)
- Hands On Newsletter (bi-monthly)
- AMTA’s website – www.amtamassage.org/whatsnew.htm (daily)
7. Business Building
AMTA provides tools to help you start & grow your practice.
- AMTA’s National Locator Service gives names of Professional category members to those seeking a massage therapist. Over 4000 requests are handled annually.
- Access Project gives Professional category members free initial legal consultation.
- Your professional recognition is easily identified when you use AMTA logo artwork on your business cards, brochures or other Practice related material.
- Easy to customize press releases help you advertise your practice.
- AMTA fact sheets and presentation materials are available to members as requested.
- Practice building articles in MTJ (e.g. “Taking Care of Business” &”Successful practice”) help you organize and grow your practice.
- AMTA’s Membership Registry gives you the worldwide “who’s who” of over 35,000 members for networking.
- Courtesy resume posting in AMTA’s web-based Job Network for all members
AMTA offers two types of practitioner membership
To access AMTA membership benefits and comprehensive information about joining AMTA, just visit http://amtamassage.org/membership-intro.html or call the National AMTA office at: 847-864-0123
Coming Soon: AMTA’s web discussion groups on starting a practice and business methods