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President’s Letter August 2017

August 29, 2017

Happy Summer to all of you!As always, we focus on you, the member, as we follow through on our plans...

Gift Certificate Laws in Massachusetts

August 27, 2017

It came to my attention recently that there are LMTs who do not know the gift certificate laws. I am...

NMTAW - Legislative Awareness Day

August 7, 2017

“Day on the Hill”On October 16, 2014, thirty volunteers from the AMTA Massachusetts Chapter spent the...

AMTA Members Save 40% OFF NCBTMB Online Courses!

August 6, 2017

Love hands-on, in-person classes but just can't get to them all the time? AMTA has the answer for you!...

President’s Message November 2015

August 6, 2017

Become What You BelieveI love the 21 Day Oprah/Chopra Meditation Challenges. They give you an opportunity...

Ask an Attorney: Earned Sick Leave

July 30, 2017

Our AMTA-MA Chapter Attorney, Scott Dunlap, presents at each of our Annual Chapter Meetings to discuss...

President's Message May 2017

May 1, 2017

Hello to all!!!Let’s begin with a big Thank You to all who helped make our IDEA Conference and Annual...

April 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes @ IDEA

April 2, 2017

Welcome and Call to order: Greg Hurd welcomed the members. Meeting called to order at 12:48PM.Introduction...

Learn2Tape Brings K-Cuts to IDEA 2017!

March 10, 2017

Learn2Tape is coming to teach you K-Cuts at IDEA 2017!We are always asked when we are going to bring...

2017 Dianne Polseno Scholarship

January 31, 2017

The AMTA-MA Chapter is a volunteer, member-driven association grounded in the promotion of education,...

February 2017 President's Message

January 31, 2017

Happy New Year! We hope that you all have an incredible 2017. The AMTA-MA Chapter is certainly looking...

State Massage Board enacts amendments to the massage regulations

January 25, 2017

Please see the FAQ on the State Board website

Changes to our Chapter Board Structure

January 24, 2017

Dear AMTA-MA Chapter Members,AMTA New Chapter Board StructureIn June 2016 AMTA’s national board approved...

AMTA-MA Chapter Wins 2016 LLEAD Grant!

January 1, 2017

Your AMTA-MA Chapter was the honored recipient of The LLEAD (Legislative and Legal Education, Advocacy...

Governor Issues 2016 Massage Therapy Awareness Week Proclamation

October 24, 2016

A ProclamationWhereas therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; andWhereas Research has shown...

State Board Meeting

September 16, 2016

State Board meeting – 9/12/16The State Board reviewed the proposed amendments. They discussed an email...

President’s Message August 2016

August 17, 2016

Hello AMTA-MA Chapter members,We keep asking, how can we help you to be a better massage therapist? Well,...

State Board Meeting Summary

July 11, 2016

Public hearing on proposed amendmentsThe public hearing held by the State Board on the regulations governing...

June 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

July 1, 2016

Date: June 26, 2016Call to Order: Meeting called to order at 11:11AM.Roll Call: President, Greg Hurd...

President’s Message May 2016

May 1, 2016

Greetings from Your New Chapter President!Hello AMTA-MA Chapter members,After years of being a member...

April 2016 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 1, 2016

President's Address, Treasurer's Report, Program Directors Reports, Awards, Scholarships, Elections,...

President’s Message February 2016

February 4, 2016

The Compound Effect and the Power of Small ChangesLast year I was introduced to the work of Darren Hardy,...

Time to Dominate and Nominate...Someone for a 2016 Chapter Award!

February 3, 2016

We are now accepting nominations for our Chapter Awards! All Chapter Award recipients will be honored...

Apply for the 2016 Dianne Polseno Scholarship!

January 27, 2016

The AMTA-MA Chapter Dianne Polseno Scholarship Award is offered to assist eligible students in completing...

President’s Message January 2016

January 1, 2016

3 Words for the New YearHappy 2016 to all! I hope this message finds you all well and considering an...

Governor Issues 2015 Massage Therapy Awareness Week Proclamation

October 23, 2015

A Proclamation Whereas therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; and Whereas Research has shown massage may be helpful in controlling pain, relieving stress,

September 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

September 28, 2015

Program updates, IDEA evaluation, Welcome new BOD membersDate: September 13, 2015In attendance: Lisa...

Ask an Attorney: Independent Contractor Statute & Mobile Massage

September 15, 2015

Our AMTA-MA Chapter Attorney, Scott Dunlap, presents at each of our Annual Chapter Meetings to discuss...

2015 HOD: Recommendations & Position Statements Recap

September 14, 2015

The following is a recap report of the 2015 AMTA National Convention House of Delegates Meeting that...

President’s Message August 2015

August 6, 2015

Endings, beginnings and the Fertile Voids in between“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely...

Framingham: Police to Crack Down on Sex Trade

August 3, 2015

The following is an article by Danielle Ameden from the Daily News Staff with Wicked Local Framingham....

AMTA-MA Defeats Amendment to Take Workplace Protections Away from Massage Therapists

July 17, 2015

If what you're about to read just doesn't make you want to shout out a big "Yahoo!" about what your AMTA-MA...

Earned Sick Leave Law | Effective July 1, 2015

July 15, 2015

Our Lobbyist, Mark Molloy, shares the the latest news regarding the new state requirement to provide...

Governor Patrick Signs the AMTA-MA's Legislation

July 7, 2015

We are thrilled to start the New Year off with news of the Chapter’s 2013-2014 legislative success!On...

Out-of-State License Applicants and Meeting Educational Requirements

July 3, 2015

Our Lobbyist, Mark Molloy, shares some very encouraging news for out-of-state massage therapists looking...

2015 House of Delegates: Recommendations and Position Statements

June 29, 2015

Read and offer your thoughts on the 2015 House of Delegates Proposed Recommendations and Position Statements....

Even More Affordable Education for You!

June 26, 2015

New education rates voted unanimously by your Board of Directors!Your Board of Directors voted unanimously...

June 2015 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2015

Program updates, IDEA evaluation, Welcome new BOD membersCall to Order: Meeting called to order at 12:02...

2015 Annual Chapter Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2015

New Massage Regulations, Changes in Law, Elections, Awards and UpdatesWelcome and Call to order: Lisa...

Dual Usage of Rooms for Massage and Cosmetology

May 15, 2015

Our Lobbyist, Mark Molloy, shares some very encouraging news in regards to the dual usage of rooms for...

Do You Need a Massage Therapy Facility (Establishment) License?

May 6, 2015

The following statement is taken directly from the Mass.gov Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation...

Thank You for Attending IDEA 2015!

May 6, 2015

Thank you for attending our Inaugural In Depth Education for All Conference! It couldn't have been a...

Chapter Elections: Online applications are open for 2015 Candidates and Delegates

March 18, 2015

We are now accepting applications for 2015 Candidates and Delegates! Have you always wanted to serve...

Apply for the 2015 Dianne Polseno Scholarship!

January 27, 2015

The AMTA-MA Chapter Dianne Polseno Scholarship Award is offered to assist eligible students in completing...

January 2015 President's Message

January 12, 2015

 Happy 2015 to all, and welcome to what I hope will be another great year for the AMTA-MA Chapter....

Successful December Chapter Meeting in Hyannis

December 17, 2014

On Sunday, December 7, 2014 massage therapists from all over the state convened at the Cape Codder Resort...

November 2014 President's Message

October 30, 2014

I hope this President's message finds you all well and enjoying the amazing fall season we are having...

New Workplace Benefit Offers Membership Discount

October 18, 2014

AMTA's new Workplace benefit offers assistance to those who employ massage therapists and membership...

Mary White, LMT Receives the Performance Health / Massage Therapy Foundation 2014 Humanitarian Award

October 1, 2014

Akron, Ohio – September 24, 2014 – Mary White, LMT, was presented the 2014 Performance Health / Massage...

Important information regarding the New England Regional Conference

September 30, 2014

Hello chapter members. The NE Chapter Presidents with support from their respective chapter Board of...

Your Vote Counts – 2014 AMTA National Elections

September 28, 2014

Be among the professional members that shape our association. Vote for our national leaders. AMTA is...

Law and Legislative Report September 2014

September 18, 2014

The following report was shared with our members in our last newsletter and is the most recent report...

The September 2014 Chapter Meeting: a recap

September 16, 2014

On Sunday September 7, 2014 massage therapists from all over the state gathered for education and community...

President’s Message August 2014

August 12, 2014

Let’s keep it FRESH!I had the honor to address some of our members very briefly as your new President...

Legislative Update: HB 185

August 11, 2014

As you may know, the AMTA-Massachusetts Chapter (AMTA-MA) has been working to update Chapter 135 of the...

2014 House of Delegates: Recommendations and Position Statement

August 6, 2014

Annually, AMTA members have the opportunity to develop recommendations on AMTA bylaws or policy. This...

Volunteers Needed for Communication Committee

July 27, 2014

The Communications Committee is seeking volunteers for two positions, Committee Chairperson and Website...

URGENT- Action Needed to Help Pass House Bill 185

July 1, 2014

The Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA is committed to advancing the interests of licensed massage therapists...

Get Involved: Run for an AMTA Elected Position

June 25, 2014

Serve your profession by running for an AMTA elected office on the National Board of Directors or the...

Experience AMTA at the 2014 National Convention!

June 7, 2014

Denver, Colorado—Sept. 17-20 | Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. OZThe AMTA 2014 National Convention gives...

Massage in Stoughton: Rezoned

June 3, 2014

Your chapter, advocating for YOU!Could you imagine earning your massage license, moving to a new town,...

More than 150 Massage Therapists enjoyed 2014 Annual Meeting and Education Weekend

May 21, 2014

The weekend of May 3-4 over 150 massage therapists gathered in Needham for education, networking and...

President's Letter

March 20, 2014

And so the time has come for me to serve the members of the AMTA-MA Chapter in a different way. In May...

Registration for 2014 Annual Meeting and Education Weekend is Open

March 13, 2014

May 3 and 4 in Needham, MAThe 2014 Annual Meeting and Education Weeking is packed full of options and...

Chapter Elections: Now accepting online applications for 2014 Candidates and Delegates

February 22, 2014

Chapter Officers serve a term of two years and are elected by the general membership at chapter meetings....

February Chapter Meeting was Well-attended and Fun!

February 21, 2014

More than 60 massage therapists gathered in Natick on February 8 and 9, 2014 for education with Ben Benjamin...

New Way to Contribute to Chapter Benefits

February 8, 2014

Support Your Local Chapter!Recently AMTA National Board of Directors (BoD) made a change in membership...

Nominations for the Chapter Humanitarian Award are being accepted

February 3, 2014

Do you know an AMTA-MA Chapter member who has provided service to community in an altruistic way? They...

December Education and Chapter meeting well-attended and loads of fun!

December 15, 2013

More than 50 massage therapists gathered in Hyannis on December 7 and 8, 2013 for education with Tracy...

A Successful NMTAW Legislative Awareness Day

November 2, 2013

Boston, MAThe AMTA Massachusetts Chapter is always looking to spread awareness about massage therapy....

Governor Issues Massage Therapy Awareness Week Proclamation

October 21, 2013

Whereas Therapeutic massage can benefit people of all ages; andWhereas Research has shown massage may...

Report from the 2013 AMTA National Convention

October 11, 2013

Opening CeremonyThis year, the AMTA National Convention began not with a speech, but with a sing-along....

AMTA to Celebrate National Massage Therapy Awareness Week at Legislative Awareness Day

October 1, 2013

The AMTA-MA Chapter Leadership and volunteers will provide chair massage for the State Legislature and...

September Education and Chapter Meeting a Great Success

September 23, 2013

More than 70 massage therapists gathered in Northampton on September 8, 2013 for education with Jeff...

Help contribute to massage research!

August 11, 2013

The study involves asking patients who are trying massage for back pain for the first time to complete...

2013 Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

May 13, 2013

The 2013 Annual Meeting and Education weekend was a great success!Immediate Past President of AMTA-MA...

In Memory of the Dixons

May 3, 2013

As many of you know, our President, Mary White, and her husband, Chris Dixon, lost his parents in tragic...

2013 Annual Meeting & Education Weekend Schedule Announced

March 11, 2013

The AMTA-MA Chapter leadership is pleased to announce the schedule of events for the 2013 Annual Meeting...

Chapter Elections: Now accepting online applications for 2013 Candidates and Delegates

March 4, 2013

Chapter Officers serve a term of two years and are elected by the general membership at chapter meetings....

February 10, 2013 Education and Meeting have been CANCELLED

February 8, 2013

Due to the extreme weather, potential power outages and extensive cleanup expected in the wake of the...

AMTA announces the 2012 national election results

December 15, 2012

Full Press Release:The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) announces the results of its 2012...

December Education and Meeting Event on Cape Cod a success!

December 10, 2012

On Saturday, December 1, Rick Horton taught “An Exploration of the Basic Systems That Make Up the Physical...

AMTA Mass Chapter Members Provide Massage at Wareham YMCA for National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

October 25, 2012

AMTA member Deb Levesque and former Mass Chapter Secretary and Newsletter editor Nichole Cross organized...

AMTA Mass Chapter Members Provide Massage at Hospice and Palliative Care Event

October 24, 2012

AMTA Massachusetts Chapter members Karleen Kenney and Jamie Thompson provided chair massage at the 2012...

Governor Deval Patrick proclaims October 21-27 Massage Therapy Awareness Week

October 22, 2012

On Friday, October 19, 2012 Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed the week of October 21-27, 2012 to be Massage...

Massachusetts Chapter Receives multiple awards at National Convention

October 6, 2012

2012 AMTA National Convention, Raleigh, NCMassachusetts Chapter leadership were in attendance to receive...

September Education and Meeting Event a Success!

September 18, 2012

More than 60 massage therapists came to Northampton on Sunday September 9 for the Myofascial Scar Tissue...

2012 Recommendations and Position Statements Released

July 2, 2012

The Recommendations and Position Statements for 2012 are now available. The five elected Delegates from...

URGENT- Help Pass House Bill 4115

June 20, 2012

The Massachusetts Chapter of the AMTA is committed to advancing the interests of professional massage...

The Dianne Polseno Student Scholarship Fund

May 22, 2012

On May 12, 2012 the massage profession lost a giant. Dianne Polseno passed away after an 8 month battle...

2012 Annual Meeting and Education Event a Success

May 15, 2012

Here are the highlights and you can view the slideshow here.Over 200 members and students gathered at...

Candidates for May 6, 2012 elections announced

April 25, 2012

We are pleased to announce the following members are candidates for the various open elected positions...

Summary of Legislative and Regulatory Activities in 2011 by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association

April 5, 2012

Summary of Legislative and Regulatory Activities in 2011 by the Massachusetts Chapter of the American...

AMTA Massachusetts Chapter Announces 2012 Student Scholarship Award

March 4, 2012

AMTA MA Chapter President Mary White is pleased to announce the first annual Student Scholarship Award.Massage...

Chapter Elections: Now accepting online applications for Candidates and Delegates

December 21, 2011

Chapter Officers serve a term of two years and are elected by the general membership at chapter meetings....

Ann Catlin at December chapter meeting - article and video from National Convention

November 21, 2011

Ann Catlin will be presenting Massage in Eldercare and Hospice: What it Takes to Serve This Special Population...

MA Chapter wins 3 awards at National Convention!

October 23, 2011

MA Chapter wins 3 awards at National ConventionGovernance, Best Website for X-Large Chapter and Give...

MA Chapter supports Extreme Home MakeOver Edition in Springfield

September 17, 2011

MA Chapter gives back! Over 40 members volunteerd to serve at the Massage Tent at Extreme Home MakeOver...

Chapter President Mary White and IPP and Legislative Chair Richard Wedegartner testified on behalf of the chapter on Beacon Hill on Tuesday

June 24, 2011

Chapter President Mary White and IPP and Legislative Chair Richard Wedegartner testified on behalf of...

Mass Chapter 2011 foundation donation

June 7, 2011

Chapter president Mary White presents the Mass Chapter 2011 foundation donation to the Massage Therapy...

MA Chapter Supports the Bills that Address Human Trafficking in the Commonwealth

May 20, 2011

Mass Chapter supports the House Bill 2850 and Senate Bill 827, An Act Relative to the Commercial Exploitation...

Online Marketing for Massage Therapists

May 2, 2011

Presented by Michael ReynoldsDid you miss the Online Marketing for Massage Therapists class? Never fear!...

AMTA-MA’s Position on Two Filed Legislative Matters Directly Impacting the Massage Therapy Law

April 29, 2011

AMTA-MA’s Position on Two Filed Legislative Matters Directly Impacting the Massage Therapy Law As the...

MA Chapter member John Vines National Humanitarian Award Winner

January 26, 2011

John Vines is presented his NATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AWARD at a dinner in his honor during National Massage...

Governor Patrick Proclaims Massage Therapy Awareness Week Oct 24-30 2010!

October 14, 2010

A Proclamation by His Excellency Governor Deval L PatrickClick Here to download the PDF to post in your...

MA Chapter AMTA Featured on 'What's in Store'!

September 20, 2010

CBS affiliate WBZ Boston TV clip you can use on your site!MA Chapter President Mary White and 2nd VP...

Join us as we RISE to support the Massage Therapy Foundation

September 15, 2010

How quickly can 20,000 fans of massage donate $20 to celebrate the Massage Therapy Foundation's 20th...

Another MA Chapter benefit-Health Insurance!

September 11, 2010

The Mass Chapter Board of directors has partnered with the Mass Business association in an effort to...

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

June 21, 2010

MA Massage Therapists-Volunteers needed for Boston 7/24/10Energizer is proud to be the presenting sponsor...

2010 National Proposed Position Statements now available for review and comment

June 13, 2010

Once proposed position statements have gone through the review process, they are sent to delegates and...

Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) released for your review and comments

May 17, 2010

The inaugural Massage Therapy Body of Knowledge (MTBOK) was released May 15 at the 2010 Highlighting...

Allissa Haines is inducted in the NERC Hall of Fame 3/12/10

March 12, 2010

Huge honor for MA Chapter member!New NERC inductee Allissa Haines and MA Chapter President Richard Wedegartner...

Our Heartfelt Sympathies

January 21, 2010

From the AMTA National OfficeJanuary 14, 2010 - Evanston, IL - The American Massage Therapy Association...

2009 Daily News Person of Distinction - Jeffrey Myers

January 3, 2010

Excerpted fromThe MetroWest Daily NewsBy Julia Spitz/Daily News staff""My father proudly served as Marine...

A Tutorial of the State Massage Board Website

October 23, 2009

A Tutorial of the State Massage Board Websitewww.mass.gov/dpl/boards/mtWhat can you do on this site?Apply...

2009 House of Delegates passes 2 Position Statements

September 24, 2009

It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can aid in...

2009 Opening Ceremony-National Awards

September 24, 2009

MA chapter member Jeff Myers wins Humanitarian AwardMA chapter member Jeff Myers wins 2009 Humanitarian...

Download your Kneaded Knowledge Newsletter

September 21, 2009

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1st VP Mary White on Sandwich Community TV!

September 9, 2009

Mary was interviewed in conjunction with first annual 5K Monster DashWatch Mary's intervew hereSandwich...

Massage Board-Licensure Updates

July 15, 2009

FACILITY (ESTABLISHMENT) LICENSURE: The regulations for Facility licensure are now in effect. Locations...

2009 House of Delegates Position Statements and Recommendations

July 15, 2009

What is a Position Statement of the House of Delegates?The House of Delegates is a representative body...