Evanston, Illinois (May 11, 2011): – The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announces that it is the first massage therapy organization to offer a free mobile credit card reader designed by Square to its members. The card reader plugs into a smart cell phone or iPad and allows massage therapists to accept credit card payments from any location where they have a cell phone signal. AMTA’s relationship with Square provides additional value to AMTA membership.

Through its relationship with Square, AMTA members will be able to process credit card payments on their iPhone, iPad or Android device for the simple rate of 2.75%. There are no contracts, start-up charges, or monthly fees and the Square card reader is free. As part of the relationship with Square, AMTA members will receive customized support for their inquiries.

“We are very happy to offer this new product to our members,” says AMTA President Glenath E. Moyle. “It will be especially valuable to massage therapists who travel to their clients and to those at events. It’s another way we are trying to help our members save money in their practices and could increase their income.”

AMTA members can take advantage of this new member benefit by signing in to the association’s website, where they also can take advantage of all the business support tools available to them.

The American Massage Therapy Association is the largest non-profit, 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.