Massage Champion Award

The 2022 Champion Award goes to 

The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE)

We are pleased to announce The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education (AFMTE) as MASSAGE Magazine’s 2022 Champion Award winner. AFMTE’s continuous work to strengthen and elevate massage therapy education and standards through supporting, credentialing, and engaging educators positively impacts the industry from the ground up and helps move us closer to becoming a “full profession.”

As the field of massage therapy moves forward in its evolution, it is clear that the education sector must have a champion of its own. AFMTE stands for the interests of the massage therapy education sector and has taken its place among the other stakeholder groups that comprise the massage therapy and bodywork field. AFMTE brings benefit to schools, teachers, practitioners, and resource partners, along with everyone in the general public who receives massage therapy and bodywork.

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education

AFMTE Mission Statement: 
The Alliance for Massage Therapy Education serves as an independent voice, advocate, and resource for the massage therapy and bodywork education community.

About the Champion Award

The purpose of MASSAGE Magazine’s new Champion Award is to honor and celebrate one group annually whose accomplishments have positively impacted the massage therapy and bodywork industry. Criteria for receiving the award includes demonstrated commitment to furthering massage therapy as a respected component of health care in the U.S.; number of years in existence; and an internal structure that reflects a healthy and competent organization.

Benefits of Winning

  • MASSAGE Magazine + Massage Magazine Insurance Plus has donated $1,000 to AFMTE to support their mission
  • AFMTE members receive an exclusive discounted rate on insurance coverage for students and professional. Click here to learn more.
  • MASSAGE Magazine is using its voice to help promote the work AFMTE does to positively impact the massage industry from the ground up

Join AFMTE!

AFMTE Members are comprised of five primary groups:

  1. 1
    Schools: For institutions offering training programs in massage, bodywork and somatic therapies
  2. 2
    Teachers/Administrators: For instructors or administrators in those institutions)
  3. 3
    Continuing Education Providers: For those individuals, businesses or institutions whose primary educational activity is offering post-graduate training)
  1. 4
    Allied Member: For companies that provide products and services to the education sector)
  2. 5
    Supporter Member: For individuals who support the work of AFMTE. Supporter members are NOT teachers, school owners, or CE Providers, but wish to be support the mission of the AFMTE)

Nominate Your Choice for the 2023 Champion Award

Nominate your choice for next year’s Champion Award winner by filling out our form. The criteria for receiving the award is:

  • A business, organization, or brand that demonstrates commitment to furthering massage therapy, bodywork and/or energy work as a respected component of health care in the U.S.
  • At least 5 years in business
  • An internal structure that reflects a healthy and competent organization