Announcements

  • Virtual Trainings Now Available!

    The presentations from the 2020 Virtual Training Events are now available in the Volunteer Training Community file library.  You can find the presentations from all four Governance Open Houses, as well as CVOP and Chapter Leadership Training.
  • National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

    AMTA will be celebrating National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW) October 25–31, 2020. For those of you that are thinking about doing something for NMTAW, we have some information and suggestions that we’d like to share with everyone.

    For 2020, we will not be conducting any face-to-face NMTAW events. Our focus this year is on social media communications and awareness. Chapters are welcome to share posts from the AMTA Facebook page or information placed in Hands On.

    Our first social media post is already on Facebook. There is a link provided sharing easy ways that members can celebrate NMTAW (even during COVID-19).

    https://www.amtamassage.org/resources/sharing-benefits-of-massage/national-massage-therapy-awareness-week/

    We have an interactive Facebook post planned for the week of October 5th as well as additional posts planned for the week of NMTAW. You can encourage interested parties to share NMTAW posts and perhaps ask members to share what they’re doing to celebrate NMTAW.

     In addition, here are some resources that may be helpful for you to share:


    Putting together a plan for NMTAW may be a great way for your chapter board and members to connect. Consider interactive ways to communicate with the members and have them share their stories. NMTAW could also be a good way for therapists that have gone back to work to market their practice and inform their clients about safe practices and protocols for massage.

    Let us know if you have any other ideas you’d like to share about what your chapter is planning for NMTAW. You can post them here in the Hub or email them to us at chapterrelations@amtamassage.org. 

  • New Speaker Contracts Now Available!

    A new baseline contract for speaker/instructors, as well a new addendum for hotels/venues are now available in the Chapter Contracts and Workflow community library. The substance of the Speaker contract includes changes to:
    1. Speaker permissions: we’ve updated and clarified the language so that it is clear we are not taking the speaker’s materials but need to be able to display or make handouts of what they give us
    2. Calculating numbers of TAs: this confused several people so I’ve added some clarifying language
    3. NCBTMB-related provisions
      1. Certificates: clarified the speaker has to send them, not the chapter
      2. AP numbers: if speaker lists an AP number, they’re representing they have approval for that class and that they meet NCB’s requirements
      3. Payment: payment won’t be made until after certificates are received
    4. Other clarifying changes:  In pdf fillable form only