The AMTA Washington Chapter offers many ways to connect with other professionals in a variety of rolls in our industry. Your new connections can help to improve your skills and advance your career.
Below are some of the Chapter Programs our members participate in.
- Government Relations Program - The Government and External Affairs Program promotes and protects YOUR livelihood - practicing massage in WA State.
- Convention Program - Works year-round to put on a once-yearly convention located at various places in the state. Anyone interested in volunteering with the convention committee is welcome.
- House of Delegates - Meet at the HOD business meeting during convention, which is a national meeting. Delegates are given authority by National Bylaws and Policies and through election by the chapter membership.
- Massage Emergency Response Team - MERT® - WA stands for Massage Emergency Response Team in Washington State. It 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 recovery workers.
MERT®-WA offers emergency workers direct access to licensed, highly qualified and professionally trained massage practitioners in Washington State.
- Volunteer Support and Development - AMTA-WA is almost exclusively driven by the efforts of volunteers. All of the events, projects, programs and support that is provided by AMTA-WA represents thousands of hours per year in volunteerism from our community.
Our board of directors are volunteers. Our Government Affairs & External Relations program are volunteers. Our Massage Emergency Response Team are all volunteers. Our Massage Awareness and Involvement Network are all led by volunteers.
- Washington Sports Massage Team - The 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 Bumbershoot. The 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.