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Why should I join AMTA?
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) represents more than 90,000 massage therapists. The mission of the American Massage Therapy Association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members. To its 2000+ professional, graduate and student members, the AMTA AZ Chapter provides continuing education and networking opportunities around the state, in addition to insurance and legislative support.
How do I join AMTA?
Information on how to join AMTA is located on the AMTA National site. Go to AMTA membership benefits and application for more information.
What benefits can I expect as an AMTA member?
AMTA’s Professional members receive an extensive menu of outstanding benefits: liability insurance, optional additional insurance coverage, a personal listing in AMTA’s “Find a Massage Therapist”® national locator service, credit card scanner, no-fee Platinum credit card, preferred pricing on professional supplies and products for your business, local and national educational events, Arizona Chapter newsletters, Massage Therapy Journal, e-touch newsletter, community outreach grants, marketing materials to help promote your business and expand your client base, reproducible hand outs, presentation materials and several options for public relations tools. As a Professional AMTA member, this indicates that your education, training and ethics place you within the top tier of massage therapists nationwide. It’s a milestone that should make you proud. (Benefits are subject to acceptance.)
Should I become involved as a volunteer in the AMTA-AZ Chapter?
Yes! Volunteerism is exciting, rewarding and vital to a well-established and successful chapter. The Arizona chapter is member-driven where your voice is heard and action is taken. Volunteers keep this chapter going strong. An hour, a day or a year – all those who volunteer are warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Is it expensive or time-consuming to be a chapter volunteer?
Not at all. All volunteerism is appreciated and the chapter leadership makes it easy to volunteer. You tell us your schedule and if you have a preference on what you would like to do. We will match you accordingly.
Does AMTA-AZ Chapter offer continuing education?
Yes. The AMTA-AZ Chapter offers excellent and varied educational opportunities. National and local presenters, doctors, and chiropractors have presented the newest and most innovative techniques available. Arizona educational meetings are highly sought-after and bring therapists from around the country. Check the events calendar for upcoming meetings.
How many CE Hours are required to be an active AMTA member?
48 – which can be accumulated over a four year period. All documentation needs to be submitted to the National AMTA office to stay an active member.
Where can I get information on the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy licensure requirements?
Contact the Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy or visit their website for information.

State of Arizona Board of Massage Therapy
1400 West Washington, Suite #300
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone: 602-542-8604
Investigator/Complaints: 602-542-8225
FAX: 602-542-8804

In order to have your questions addressed in a timely manner, please contact via email: info@massageboard.az.gov