Members of the American Massage Therapy Association’s House of Delegates approved three new position statements at the AMTA’s annual national convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, held Oct. 3-6.

The three new statements are:

• It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can be effective in reducing low back pain.

• It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can be a beneficial part of an integrative treatment plan for those who suffer with fibromyalgia syndrome.

• It is the position of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) that massage therapy can help improve sleep.

For the background information, resources and references related to each position statement, visit the amta’s website.

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