American Massage Therapy Association Still Accepting Registration at Convention, MASSAGE MagazineEvanston, IL. All massage therapists and students are welcome to attend the American Massage Therapy Association’s (AMTA) national convention in Ft. Worth, Texas, from Sept. 25 to 28, and people can still register at the door.

Engage in the highest-quality education in the profession, connect with other massage therapists, and take advantage of vast resources in the exhibit hall, so you can thrive in your career. Thought-provoking speakers will stimulate dialogue and give attendees tools they can use immediately in their practices. The AMTA convention continues to be the largest gathering of massage therapists, students, educators and product companies in the massage therapy profession. For more information, visit

As AMTA celebrates its 70th anniversary, attendees will have access to more than 35 courses of continuing education, including special programming options for teachers, researchers and students.

The opening session and business meeting will include highlights from AMTA’s consumer awareness program and the AMTA Massage Therapy Tour, recognition of the achievements of AMTA members and chapters, as well as keynote speaker Doc Hendley of Water to Wine.

Recently, the AMTA released an update regarding its ongoing interactions with health care, wellness and medical organizations. These relationships with the health care/medical communities provide a strong voice for those massage therapists who seek to work within health care, while recognizing and protecting the rights of those massage therapists who practice in other sectors of the massage therapy profession. Read “2013 Update: American Massage Therapy Association’s Health Care Relationships.”

The American Massage Therapy Association is the largest nonprofit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. The association is directed by volunteer leadership and fosters ongoing, direct member-involvement through its 51 chapters. AMTA works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public education on the benefits of massage.