Evanston, Illinois (April 2, 2011):  The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) announces that registration for its national convention, to be held in Portland, Oregon from October 19 to 22, is now available online. All massage therapists and students are welcome at the convention and encouraged to take advantage of early-bird rates for registration.

The AMTA convention continues to be the largest gathering of massage therapists, students and product companies in the massage therapy profession. AMTA’s President, Glenath Moyle, a resident of the Portland area, has set a goal to break all records for convention attendance this year, encouraging all AMTA members to bring another massage therapist.

The theme of the convention is Envision, based in the idea of envisioning both the future of massage therapy and the future professional development of all attendees. Thought-provoking speakers will stimulate this dialogue and give attendees tools they can use immediately in their practices. Continuing education sessions fill up early and massage therapists are encouraged to register early to ensure they can attend every session of their choice.

Full convention information and registration is available at www.amtamassage.org/2011Convention.

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.