AMTA: Promoting Efficacy of Massage Therapy
In an ongoing effort to promote the science and practice of massage therapy, the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) has made significant progress in promoting the efficacy of massage therapy to consumers. By strengthening and expanding relationships with health care associations, AMTA has increased respect and knowledge of the profession—in effect increasing integration of massage into the health care community.
This all comes at a time when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapy employment will grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022—adding close to 30,000 more professionals to this field. With the increasing demand for massage services, massage therapists have more career options than ever.
“AMTA is the only massage therapy organization to collaborate with so many different partners to advance our profession and promote massage therapy to consumers and those who refer consumers to massage therapists,” says AMTA Jeff Smoot. “We are committed to advancing our profession and serving our members in new ways each year. These relationships are an important part of how AMTA serves our members and advances our profession.”
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