Massage Associations

Massage associations play a vital role in the field of massage therapy. Just as other professional associations serve the educational and career-related community of their field, massage organizations offer services to those attending massage therapy schools and those who work in the massage industry. Even instructors at massage schools can take part in everything these groups have to offer.

Massage therapy associations provide educational material to those interested in massage therapy. Material covers the latest news within the specialty. This includes updates on regulations and laws, and new discoveries in the field. Students may find blogs and articles related to the industry that will help them during their education and throughout their careers. In addition to educational material, some associations supply their members with an option to advance their education by earning certifications directly through the group. Information will be located on their website regarding what the test entails and the criteria you must follow to be eligible to take the exam. With certain massage associations, you can earn continuing education credits from programs that the group provides.

As a member of one of the massage therapy associations, career guidance is easy to find. A majority of the associations present you with resources for how to start your career and how to further your career. You will also have resources at your finger tips related to schooling and financial aid options like information to help you obtain grants. Oftentimes, there is information related to owning your own massage business, which covers topics such as business management tips and how-to articles.

These massage guilds might have forums that present you with a place to communicate with other individuals in your field. Whether you have questions, need support or just want to reach out to others who are interested in massage therapy, a forum can be quite beneficial.

Although there is not one governing massage therapy association, there are numerous organizations out there for you to be part of. Each group has its own benefits and offers you access to people, events and other resources. Learning more about each one of the massage associations will aid you in determining which one meets your needs.

United States

Alliance for Massage Therapy Education
1760 Old Meadow Road
Suite 500
McLean,
Virginia
22102
United States
703-506-2888
www.afmte.org
American Alliance of Aromatherapy
P O Box 309
Depoe Bay,
Oregon
37341
United States
American CranioSacral Therapy Association-The Upledger Institute, Inc.
11211 Prosperity Farms Rd.
Suite D-325
Palm Beach Gardens,
Florida
33410
United States
877-942-2782
www.acsta.com
American Massage Therapy Association
820 Davis St.
Suite 100
Evanston,
Illinois
60201-4444
United States
847-864-0123
American Oriental Bodywork Therapy Association
1010 AOBTA - Haddonfield-Berlin Rd.
Suite 408
Voorhees,
New Jersey
8043
United States
609-782-1616
American Reiki Masters Association
P O Box 130
Lake City,
Florida
32056
United States
904-755-9638
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
1271 Sugarbush Drive
Evergreen,
Colorado
80439-9766
United States
800-458-2267
www.abmp.com
Canadian Hellerwork Association
PO Box 17373
Anaheim,
California
92817
United States
604-733-0339
Day-Break Geriatric Massage Project
P O Box 1815
Sebastopol,
California
95473
United States
707-829-2798
Esalen Institute
55000 Highway 1
Big Sur,
California
93920
United States
831-667-3000
www.esalen.org
Foundation For Alternative And Integrative Medicine
PO Box 2860
Loveland,
Colorado
80539
United States
202-463-4900
www.faim.org
Healing Touch International
12477 W. Cedar Drive
Suite 202
Lakewood,
Colorado
80228
United States
303-989-7982
Hellerwork International
PO Box 17373
Anaheim,
California
92817
United States
714-873-6131
IMF - International Myomassethics Federation, Inc.,
1720 Willow Creek Circle
Eugene,
Oregon
97402
United States
888-IMF-4454
International Aromatherapy and Herb Association
3541 W. Acapulco Lane
Phoenix,
Arizona
85053
United States
602-938-4439
International Association of Infant Massage
1891 Goodyear Avenue
Suite 622
Ventura,
California
93003
United States
800-248-5432
www.iaim-us.com
International Council of Reflexologists
P O Box 620607
Littleton,
Colorado
80162
United States
916-455-5381
International Massage Association
P O Drawer 421
Warrenton,
Virginia
20188-0421
United States
540-351-0800
www.imagroup.com
LLS Academy of Lymphatic Studies
12651 West Sunrise Blvd
Suite 101
Sunrise,
Florida
33323
United States
954-846-7855
NAMASTA
2313 Hastings Drive
Belmont,
California
94002-3317
United States
877-NAMASTA
1-530-482-2311
www.namasta.com
NANMT - National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists
28 Lowry Dr
PO Box 24004
West Milton,
Ohio
45383
United States
800-262-4017
937-698-61523
www.nanmt.org
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
P O Box 8218
Silver Spring,
Maryland
20907
United States
888-644-6226
nccam.nih.gov/
North American Vodder Association of Lymphatic Therapy
833 Independence Drive
Longment,
Colorado
80501
United States
888-462-8258
www.navalt.org
Nurse Healers-Professional Association, Inc.
11250 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 8
Reston,
Virginia
20190-5202
United States
703-234-4149
NYSSMMT, Inc. - New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists
P O Box 442
Bellmore,
New York
11710-0442
United States
877-697-7668
Rosen Method Center East
PO Box 5004
Westport,
Connecticut
6881
United States
203-319-1090
Rosen Method Center Southwest
PO Box 344
Santa Fe,
New Mexico
87504
United States
505-982-7149
Rosen Method The Berkeley Center
2550 Shattuck Avenue
P O Box 49
Berkeley,
California
94704
United States
510-845-6606
The Spa Association
PO Box 273283
Fort Collins,
Colorado
80527
United States
970-226-6145
970-226-6627
TOB Network - Transformation Oriented Bodywork Network
P O Box 24967
San Jose,
California
95154-4967
United States
408-371-6716
Touch Research Institute -University of Miami School of Medicine
P O Box 016820
Miami,
Florida
33101
United States
305-243-6781

Canada

Assn of Massage Therapists and Wholistic Practitioners (AMTWP)
10339 124 Street
Suite 600
Edmonton,
Alberta
T5N 3W1
Canada
780-484-2010
Association Canadienne des thérapeutes en Médecines Douces (ACTMD)
390 Francois Le Ber
La Prairie,
Quebec
J5R 5M1
Canada
Toll free: 1-866-648-8111
www.actmd.org
Association of New Brunswick Massage Therapists (ANBMT)
440 King Street
P O Box 20025
Fredericton,
New Brunswick
E3B 6Y8
Canada
506-452-6972
506-452-6972
www.anbmt.ca
British Columbia Acupressure Therapist's Association
P O Box 8143
Victoria,
British Columbia
V8W 3R8
Canada
250-920-9986
Canadian Assn of Rubenfeld Synergists
112 Lund St.
Richmond Hill,
Ontario
L4C SV9
Canada
9052-883-3158
Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance
365 Bloor St. E.
Ste. 1807
Toronto,
Ontario
M4W 3L4
Canada
416-968-2149
www.cmta.ca
Canadian Sport Massage Therapists Assciation
1030 Burnside Road West
Victoria,
British Columbia
V8Z 1N3
Canada
(250) 590-9861
www.csmta.ca
Craniosacral Therapy Assn./North America
1110 Birchmont Rd.
Unit 21
Scarborough,
Ontario
Canada
416-755-7734
Massage Therapist Association of Alberta
Box 24031, RPO Plaza Centre
Red Deer,
Alberta
T4N 6X6
Canada
403-340-1913
403-346-2269
Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan
P O Box 7841
Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan
S7K 4R5
Canada
306-384-7077
306-384-7175
Massage Therapists' and Wholistic Practitioners' Association of the Maritimes
1791 Barrington Street
Suite 300 TD Building
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
B3J 3K9
Canada
902-443-3290
www.mtwpam.com
Massage Therapists' Association of British Columbia
180, 1200 - W. 73rd Avenue
Vancouver,
British Columbia
V6P 6G5
Canada
(604) 873-4467
(604) 873-6211
Massage Therapists' Association of Nova Scotia
P O Box 33103, Quinpool Post Office
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
B3L 4T6
Canada
902-429-2190
Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba
Riverview P O Box 63030
Winnipeg,
Manitoba
R3L 2V8
Canada
204-254-0406
204-837-4369
New Brunswick Massotherapy Association
P O Box 21009
Fredericton,
North Carolina
E3B 7A3
Canada
506-459-5788
www.nbma-amnb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador Massage Therapists Association
P O Box 23212 Churchill Square
St John's,
Alabama
A1B 4J9
Canada
709-726-4006
709-754-0123
www.nlmta.ca/
Ontario Massage Therapist Association
2 Calton Street East
Suite 1304
Toronto,
Ontario
M5B 1J3
Canada
800-668-2022
416-979-1144
Prince Edward Island Massage Therapy Association
P O Box 1882
Charlottetown,
Prince Edward Island
C1A 7N5
Canada
866-566-1955
902-368-7281
Shiatsu Diffusion Society
822 Broadview Ave.
Toronto,
Ontario
M4K 2P7
Canada
416-406-5493
Shiatsu Therapists Alliance
238 Davenport Rd., #180
Toronto,
Ontario
M5R 1J6
Canada
416-410-0174
Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario
517 College St., Ste 232
Toronto,
Ontario
M6G 4A2
Canada
416-923-7826
The Therapeutic Touch Network
875 Eglinton Avenue. W.
P O Box 85551
Toronto,
Ontario
M6C 4A8
Canada
416-658-6824