can find a licensed massage practitioner anywhere in the state of
Washington. Search by specialty, such as hot stone therapy, sports
massage and more. Our practitioners are members of the American Massage
When you choose an AMTA member, you'll know that they're
licensed and insured in the State of Washington. Our members fulfill
continuing education requirements and abide by our Code of Ethics and
Standards of Practice.
is a volunteer driven organization for licensed massage practitioners
in our state. We are the ONLY professional massage therapy organization
in WA that advocates for all LMPs.
We are your voice in the State
Legislature, we are your voice with the Office of the Insurance
Commissioner, we are your voice with the Department of Health and Labor
We also provide low-cost continuing education via our
Annual Meeting, Annual Chapter Convention and online.
We provide a sense
of community to LMPs via our local groups and our online communities.
Your generous support will help to ensure that all LMPs in WA will be
heard, will feel supported and will succeed in their chosen profession.
opportunities are expected to grow for massage therapists according to
the most recent U.S. Department of Labor information. As more people
become interested in alternative medicine and holistic healing,
is estimated that between 2010 and 2020, massage therapists are likely
to see a 20 percent increase in job opportunities. A diversified
skill-set, strong communications background and a well-documented work
history can help open many doors for you.
The American Massage Therapy Association
Washington State Chapter
a volunteer-driven, non-profit professional massage therapy association
in Washington State. Our mission is to provide a forum for professional
exchange, to actively support the growth of our profession, and to
enhance public awareness of massage therapy. If you're a licensed
massage therapist in the state of Washington, or you would like to
pursue a career in massage therapy, we invite you to join our
Call to Action
AMTA needs members to participate in a national Call to Action. AMTA is in involved in many initiatives to best serve our members in making improvements to national health care policy. The Integrative Health Care Policy Consortium (IHPC) has asked that our members, along with members of other organizations in this coalition, take action in support of “The Expanding Care for Veterans Act”. HR 4887, sponsored by Julia Brownly (D-CA). This legislation would provide for research, education and delivery of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) for our nation’s veterans. Please contact your member of Congress today and ask them to support HR 4887.
We hope you were able to attend the AMTA-WA Annual Chapter Convention in Tacoma, May 1-3 2014, but in case you were not able to, or you just want to re-live the fun here are video highlights. Make sure to save the date for next years Chapter Convention, April 23-25 2015!
Our latest issue of Life & Times magazine is now posted on the website. This annual publication highlights the many accomplishments of AMTA Washington in 2013. These include National Massage Therapy Awareness Week, Massage Awareness Days in Olympia, our Annual Meeting, Chapter Convention and more. Learn about your fellow members, chapter leaders, staff and volunteers.
Life & Times is available to both members and non-members alike. Member Benefits
As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, you gain the benefits of a nationwide collective network of massage professionals.
AMTA provides the best benefits package
in the industry along with excellent discounts, peer support and
continuing education. We also are very active politically, protecting
our rights as health care providers and protecting the massage
profession. We work together with a team of attorneys and a lobbyist to
ensure that massage practitioners have the right to practice in
The Washington Sports Massage Team (WSMT) provides massage at many sports events in Washington State
such as the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP), the Seattle
Marathon, Oktoberfest Marathon and other non-sporting events like
team is made up of Licensed Massage Practitioners who have advanced
training through our calibration training in sports massage. Our sports
massage team members are individually licensed in Washington State and
individually insured for liability.
Contact WSMT if you're hosting a sporting event, and you would like to offer massage therapists to your participants.
The Massage Awareness and Involvement Network (MAIN) is the Chapter’s integrated and state-wide communications program.
significantly expands the number of ways the Chapter communicates both
to its members and to the public, and how we listen to the needs and
good ideas from the massage community, our corporate supporters, and
MAIN Groups are located
throughout Washington State so that you'll be able to join and
participate in a group near you. Both AMTA-WA members and non-members
may join MAIN groups.
Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT) in Washington State, is a
volunteer program of the American Massage Therapy Association -
Washington Chapter which prepares and manages massage practitioners for
the deployment into disaster sites to provide massage for rescue and
You'll find our Emergency Response Team at
natural disasters such as forest fires, earthquakes, avalanches and
tornadoes; and at events including shootings, bombings and terrorist
MERT offers massage professionals a meaningful way to
give back to those brave men and women who risk their lives for us
up to date on the latest massage therapy news and industry trends,
through a variety of publications provided by AMTA, including -
The Washington Massage Journal, a quarterly magazine of AMTA-WA. It is comprised of a broad range of professionally written articles on all manner of topics of interest to therapeutic massage practitioners.
is AMTA’s monthly, all-member newsletter designed to bring you timely
news, updates and opportunities to ensure you are getting the most value
from your AMTA membership.