Using Professional Associations to Find a Massage Therapist

Selecting a massage therapist can be difficult. Knowing their professional affiliation will help you make a better decision. Massage therapy is regulated by a variety of professional associations that uphold high standards. Check to see if your therapist is a member of any of the organisations mentioned below. By clicking here we get info about Therapeutic Restoration Massage LLC – Aurora Massage Therapist
Many of the organisations listed below offer professional insurance, a member directory, a member newsletter, and a code of ethics and/or standards of practise.
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), which was established in 1943, is a professional organisation dedicated to massage therapy “More than 56,000 massage therapists are represented by this organisation. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as an important part of maintaining good health and as a complement to other therapeutic processes, as well as to advance the practise through ethical and professional standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative initiatives, public education, and member growth.” To enter, members must have 500 hours (or equivalent) of massage training and complete 48 clock hours of continuing education every four years. (Photo courtesy of the AMTA)
One of the main massage societies in the United States is Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In total, there are over 61,000 participants. The American Board of Massage Therapy, Bodyworkers, Physical Therapists, and Nurses (ABMP) was established in 1987 as a membership association for licenced massage therapists, bodyworkers, physical therapists, and nurses. To join the ABMP, “Certified” members must have 500 hours of massage education (or equivalent) from an accredited programme (or equivalent) and 16 hours of continuing education every two years. The ABMP also provides a “Professional” membership, which includes 500 hours of training and the same number of CE hours. (Photo courtesy of ABMP)