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U.S. MILITARY DOGS SERVED BY MASSAGE & REHAB

November 11, 2017

U.S. MILITARY DOGS SERVED BY MASSAGE & REHABWhen Buco arrived at the Military Working Dog Veterinary...

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, PART TWO: FEEDING THE DEEP HEART

November 7, 2017

Julian is a dynamic, tall, handsome man in his early 20s.He came to me with deep exhaustion and anxiety...

IF YOU DON’T OFFER THESE SPA SERVICES, YOUR CLIENTS ARE MISSING OUT

November 1, 2017

The lights are low, the music is soothing and the treatment is decadent.Moving effortlessly around the...

2018 BOSTON MARATHON

October 30, 2017

MASSAGE THERAPY FOUNDATION HAS BEEN GRANTED FOUR INVITATIONAL ENTRIES FOR THE 2018 BOSTON MARATHONEvanston,...

THE RADICAL RETHINKING OF HOW THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM WORKS

October 27, 2017

We are in the midst of a radical rethinking of how the musculoskeletal system works.It is ever more clear...

[Self Care] The Art of Acupressure Points and Yoga Stretch

October 23, 2017

A stronger you is created by you taking care of yourself—the body, mind and spirit you.I am often asked...

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

October 22, 2017

Share the Health Benefits of Massage TherapyThe American Massage Therapy Association's National Massage...

How Yoga Can Keep You From Joint Pain

October 19, 2017

How Yoga Can Keep You From Joint PainDo your knee joint or wrists or shoulders ache when doing trivial...

Massage Awareness Week

October 19, 2017

As you know each year AMTA celebrates National Massage Therapy Awareness Week and creates messages in...

ADDING THIS METHOD OF CUPPING DECOMPRESSION AIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS

October 19, 2017

ADDING THIS METHOD OF CUPPING DECOMPRESSION AIDS IN THE TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSISBy:  Anita...

2017 WILL BE OVER SOON—DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR MARKETING PLAN WENT?

October 19, 2017

2017 WILL BE OVER SOON—DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR MARKETING PLAN WENT?By:  Bonnie CampbellWhen autumn...

NO WAY WOULD I WORK AT A MASSAGE FRANCHISE—UNTIL I LEARNED THIS

October 19, 2017

NO WAY WOULD I WORK AT A MASSAGE FRANCHISE—UNTIL I LEARNED THISBy: Allison PayneLike many massage...

3.9% OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS EXPERIENCED THIS ... AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID IT

October 19, 2017

83.9% OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS EXPERIENCED THIS ... AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID ITIn a 2016 study published...

Wisconsin Massage Therapy Awareness Week October 20-28, 2017

October 14, 2017

Governor Scott Walker has Proclaimed October 20-28, 2017 to be Massage Therapy Awareness Week throughout...

The Secrets to Getting Along with Clients (and Coworkers)

September 4, 2017

By: Christina DeBuskWhen it comes to communicating with others, we all tend to have different styles.For...

Grants Now Available for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

September 4, 2017

Grants Now Available for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran EntrepreneursDeadline to Apply is September...

Oppose AB 369/SB 288 Occupational License Review Board

August 21, 2017

AB 369/SB 288 Proposes an Occupational License Review Board which will recommend which occupational licenses...

Massage Establishment Regulation

July 26, 2017

Local Massage Establishment RegulationCurrent Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy laws include...

WHAT DO THE NEW HOSPITAL MASSAGE COMPETENCIES MEAN FOR MASSAGE?

July 2, 2017

More hospitals across the U.S. are including massage in their patient services, to help address common...

How to Keep Your Body’s Inner Aquarium Clean

May 17, 2017

Yoga is a proven system of health that is thousands of years old.Yoga has stood the test of time and...

The Return of Color Light Therapy

May 11, 2017

The Return of Color Light TherapyColor light therapy, also called chromotherapy, is the therapeutic use...

Soak in The Benefits of Magnesium

May 8, 2017

You may already be familiar with the benefits of magnesium if you take an oral magnesium supplement—but...

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected Board Members and Delegates!

May 2, 2017

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected Board Members and Delegates! Here is an Updated List of Our Chapter...

Wisconsin State Budget - Massage Board Safe for the Moment

April 20, 2017

Thank you for your calls, emails, and letters to your legislators. All the grassroots contacts make a...

STANDING RULES OF THE AMERICAN MASSAGE THERAPY ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER APRIL 2017 REVISION

April 13, 2017

Note - These Standing Rules were approved by the membership at the April 2017 Membership Meeting. Minutes...

Save the Wisconsin Massage Board - One Call can Make a Difference

April 6, 2017

In May the Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee will begin voting on the Proposed State Budget.Now is the...

Register Now! National AMTA Convention

April 6, 2017

Registration | Education | Travel | Schedule | Exhibitors | KeynotesRegistration Now Open!Register now...

Apply for a Massage Community Service Grant to Help People in Need

April 4, 2017

Do you know of a nonprofit, charitable organization with a great idea for providing massage therapy in...

April 4, 2017 Chapter Membership Meeting Reports

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 Chapter Membership Meeting ReportsAdvertising - JoAnn Jones HoldenAdvertising Committee...

AMTA-WI Chapter Joins in Coalition with Other Health Professions to Oppose 2017 Budget Bill

March 29, 2017

MTA Wisconsin Chapter has joined in coalition with 7 other health professions in opposition of the Wisconsin...

Comment on Proposed By Law Changes

March 27, 2017

Dear Chapter Presidents,AMTA’s National Governance Committee is seeking feedback from AMTA members on...

WI Budget Puts Massage Profession and Client Safety at Risk - Act Now

March 23, 2017

Updated 4/3/17 with information about testifying procedureOur Governor's 2017-19 Biennial Budget (Assembly...

Can Yoga, Mindfulness Fit With Managed Care?

March 21, 2017

If an insurer found an activity with growing evidence of health benefits,1-3 the chance to help seniors...

ONLINE ELECTIONS!!!

March 11, 2017

Hello to all my colleagues who feel the length to time spend on elections at every fall chapter meeting...

Public Speaking for Introverts: Promote Massage to the Public

March 9, 2017

Public speaking is a topic that can freeze the heart with a cascade of physiological responses. While,...

April 2017 AMTA Wi Chapter Newsletter

March 4, 2017

Please Click Here to View the AMTA Wisconsin Chapter Newsletter

Please Act Now to Protect WI Massage Licensure and School Regulation

March 1, 2017

LMTs - we have successfully fought to retain Massage and Bodywork licensure several times since the law...

AMTA-Wi Sponsor Application

February 26, 2017

MTA-WI CHAPTER CONFERENCESPONSORSHIP APPLICATION Please print legibly or type requested information.Business...

AMTA-WI Standing Rules

February 24, 2017

Presentation: Please come join us April 4, 2017 at 630 pm for the Chapter Membership Meeting, we will...

AMTA Newsletter and Much More!

February 24, 2017

New Research: Massage Therapy for Multiple SclerosisResearch indicates massage therapy may be effective...

Effects of Massage Therapy for Athletes

February 21, 2017

Massage therapy has gone from a perceived luxury to a useful and even crucial part of treating ailments...

Volunteer to Help Build the Massage Profession

February 14, 2017

When it comes to volunteering, massage therapists have many opportunities to raise awareness of healing...

Newborns Benefit from Hospital Cuddle Program

February 7, 2017

Within the confines of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital...

The Announcement of the AMTA-Wi Chapter Anniversaries

February 3, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS!THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE MASSAGE THERAPY FIELD!WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!WE'RE...

Massage Therapy Foundation Announcements!

February 2, 2017

Massage Therapy Foundation AnnouncementsSupport Your 2017 Team MTF - Running for Research We have...

This is What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

January 30, 2017

As massage therapists and bodyworkers, we listen to many heart-wrenching situations on a daily basis...

Create a Brand and Gain Clients with Private-Label Products

January 24, 2017

For years, Karen Sollman, owner of Absolute Beauty Day Spa and Boutique in Evansville, Illinois, searched...

Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board

January 16, 2017

Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing BoardAMTA Wisconsin Chapter announces the...

15 Reasons to Become a Massage Therapist

January 14, 2017

Some people are called to a career in massage early on, while for others it’s more of a midlife career...

Commit to a Lifetime of Self-Care

January 9, 2017

After you graduate from massage therapy school, pass your licensing exam and successfully find your first...

Back In Harmony

January 7, 2017

Happy New Year! From the spiritual to the mundane, it's a time for renewal. A time to recharge our spirits......

The Rewarding Work of Massage for Addiction Recovery

January 5, 2017

When you say good-bye to clients at the end of a typical massage session, you probably invite them to...

AMTA CEU's Offered

January 1, 2017

Helping Clients Manage Migraines3 Credit HoursLooking for new ways to help your clients manage pain?...

AMTA-Wi Chapter 2017 Dates To Remember

January 1, 2017

AMTA-WI 2017 Dates to Remember*BOD stands for Board of Directors *TBD means “to be decided”January 29,...

Save The Date for Education!

December 29, 2016

In This IssueSave the Dates!!January Health ObservancesEducation Event - SpringEducation Event - FallShow...

This Therapist’s Massage Clients Pay It Forward

December 23, 2016

When and how did you decide massage therapy was the right career for you?A: After working in the corporate...

December 2016 Newsletter

December 18, 2016

December 2016 of Connecting HandsClick Here

AMTA Convention 2016 Recap

December 16, 2016

Largest National Convention in AMTA HistoryThe AMTA 2016 National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

7 Ways to Avoid Dry Winter Skin

December 11, 2016

With the hot summer sun behind us and colder weather ahead, it's time to re-evaluate your skin care routine....

Human Trafficking

December 8, 2016

Wisconsin is a hot spot for human trafficking. Be aware that many people are using "massage" as a front...

Local practitioners provide cupping therapy for healing clients

December 5, 2016

CALMING CUPS: Lisa Sherman offers gliding cupping to a patient at her office in downtown Asheville. Photo...

How to Succeed as a Male Massage Therapist

December 1, 2016

There are many beliefs about men, some of which are borne out by reality.Others may appear to be true,...

Massage Therapy’s Role in the Growing Hospice Movement

November 29, 2016

In the U.S., patients’ use of hospice care is growing. According to a 2014 report from the U.S. Centers...

6 Incredible Reasons to Get More Massages

November 28, 2016

While they feel luxurious, in actuality, massages aren't a luxury. In fact, as massage therapists should...

Strength Through Vulnerability

November 23, 2016

Earlier today, as I sat in the peacefulness of my family cabin while my son and husband ventured out...

The Life of John Botsford

November 20, 2016

On the evening of November 18th 2016 John Thomas Botsford went on to eternal peace following a long valiant...

How to Find the Perfect Location for Your Massage Business

November 19, 2016

You’ve likely heard the old adage that only three things matter in real estate: location, location, location.Where...

Massage Improves Quality of Life for the Cerebral Palsy Patient

November 15, 2016

World Cerebral Palsy Day is Oct. 5, so now is a good time for massage therapists to learn about this...

Get on the Path to Success: 4 Steps to Financial Prosperity

November 11, 2016

Every massage therapist can earn six figures or more as a massage-business owner.This is a bold statement,...

This Mindfulness Practice Will Improve Your Communication

November 10, 2016

You are probably familiar with the concept of mindfulness in the context of meditation—but mindfulness...

Massage Therapy Gift Certificates ~ Expiration Dates, Ethics, and Easy Marketing

November 7, 2016

With Christmas around the corner, massage gift certificates will soon be flying off the shelves. Why?...

Integrative Therapies Benefit Cancer Patients

November 4, 2016

Participating in a yoga class, getting a massage or receiving a reiki session all resulted in significant...

Are You Using Your Body Awareness Muscle?

October 30, 2016

Being a massage therapist is a rewarding experience.You are helping people feel better, have less pain,...

Effective Holiday Marketing for Massage Therapists

October 27, 2016

The winter holidays are almost here—and now is the time to start planning your marketing efforts for...

Welcome From Wisconsin Chapter President

October 24, 2016

Hello Fantastic Massage Member,It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this year's AMTA National...

Your Signature Services: Create a Menu to Increase Clientele

October 17, 2016

Regardless of clientele, geographic location or technique, every massage therapist can create a signature-services...

4 Essential Elements of Massage Outcall Safety

October 10, 2016

When doing any type of on-site massage—especially hotel massage—the most important consideration is safety....

How to Be Your Best: Building Confidence in Your Professional & Personal Life

October 5, 2016

Most of the miracles that happen in your massage practice occur after a client leaves. You may never...

For HIV/AIDS Patients, Massage Provides a Touch of Humanity

October 1, 2016

October is AIDS Awareness Month, so this is a good time to become educated about what HIV and AIDS are,...

Save Your Hands with Golf Ball Massage

September 24, 2016

Being a massage therapist is hard work.We push ourselves to make sure our clients get the deep massages...

7 Exercises to Prevent Back Pain

September 2, 2016

Massage therapists need a strong, balanced core: The job requires long periods of time on your feet,...

Massage Therapists Adopt the Food Truck Trend

August 22, 2016

Bettina Freese takes her massage truck to bike races, marathons and yoga-and-massage parties.In 2016,...

The Art of Massage

August 12, 2016

We often hear or read that massage is an art and a science.Massage schools’ curricula generally cover...

Foot Reflexology Found to Ease Pain in Infants

August 8, 2016

To complement the Research Reports in the August 2016 print edition of MASSAGE Magazine.Infants who received...

12 Self-Care Secrets—Twelve Steps to Integrate Body, Mind and Spirit

July 13, 2016

$60.00 members / $100.00 nonmembers 4.0 credit hoursBy integrating mind, body and spirit through this...

Four Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage

July 7, 2016

Massage is known for its ability to help the mind and body relax—and that alone makes getting massage...

Introducing the NCBTMB Resource Center

June 13, 2016

Introducing the NCBTMB Resource CenterYour #1 place for ALL things massage therapy and bodywork!NCBTMB...

Renew For $20 A Month For AMTA!

June 7, 2016

Did you know?You can now renew your annual membership for just $20 per month. Renew Now Renew today...

News News Stay Connected FaceBook Linkedin Ethical Dimensions

June 7, 2016

Full Moon RisingWritten by Kathy Ginn, L.M.T., Board certified, NCBTMB Approved ProviderI made a point...

In Safe Hands

May 24, 2016

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops...

The Massage Chair Celebrates 30 Years

May 6, 2016

David Palmer created the first massage chair in 1986, for Living Earth Crafts.Since the introduction...

AB870/SB747 Updates - Massage Bill

March 1, 2016

Archive. This bill did not pass and is no longer active. Last updated 03/15/2016. Proposed Legislation...

AMTA is Premier Sponsor of International Massage Therapy Research Conference

February 22, 2016

AMTA is proud to be the Premier Sponsor of the Massage Therapy Foundation’s International Massage Therapy...

SB568 To Eliminate Massage Board - Letter From Legislature

February 2, 2016

Today we received the following letter on Wisconsin Legislature Letterhead.You may view the original...

Chiropractic Legislative Alert - Insurance NonDiscrimination

January 29, 2016

AMTA Wisconsin Government Relations watches for bills that affect the massage industry. This alert is...

Wisconsin Massage Legislation News - January 2016

January 7, 2016

We Have Two Updates for you Today: Proposed Massage Legislation - Action Requested  President Lynn...

Share Your Talent - Volunteer Opportunities

May 4, 2015

If you would like to share your talents and time, please contact us at amtawi@ymail.com or call our Chapter...

WI State Assembly Hearing in elimination of EAB and DSPS April 28, 2015

April 26, 2015

Assembly State Affairs and Government Operations, 11:30 am, Tue, April 28,State Capitol, Room 412-EHearing...

State Hearing on EAB & DSPS Changes April 22, 2015

April 17, 2015

Senate Workforce Development, Public Works, and Military Affairs, 1 pm, Wed, April 22, 2015Location:...

March 2015 AMTA-WI Committee Reports from Annual Meeting

April 1, 2015

March 7, 2015 AMTA Wisconsin Chapter Annual Membership Meeting Committee ReportsAwards Committee - Respectfully...

AMTA Wisconsin 2015 Election Results

March 18, 2015

At the March 7, 2015 Annual Meeting the following members were elected:Board of Directors:First Vice...

Website Content Management Position Available - Volunteer

October 22, 2014

We are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer for content management of our website. Flexible hours to fit...

Board Certification Demystified Webinar Recap Now Available

November 17, 2013

Board Certification Demystified Webinar Recap Now AvailableFirst NCBTMB webinar reaches maximum capacityThank...

Another Noted Instructor, Ben Benjamin Shows AIS Treat for MT Hands

October 31, 2013

An touch therapist working with weak, tense hands is working at a disadvantage. You deserve the same...

Helping a Massage Therapy Research Study~Group Health Research Institute

August 14, 2013

I am contacting you on behalf of Dr. Karen Sherman, lead investigator for Group Health Research Institutes'...

AMTA - Important Information for Delegates and Alternates!

June 29, 2013

Position Statements NEED ReviewingDear Delegates and Alternates, The 2013 Position Statements are now...

Refer a Friend, Earn a $20 Visa Gift Card

February 21, 2013

Refer a friend to AMTA, and receive a $20 Visa gift card whenyour friend joins at any level - Student,...

DHS annual adjustment of fees

February 20, 2013

Please see below public notice regarding the annual adjustment to fees that may be charged by a health...

When It's Time to Re-new your Wisconsin License

December 4, 2012

Do I Need to Report Continuing Education?

AMTA Support for Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

November 15, 2012

Dear Chapter Presidents,Everyone at AMTA is concerned for the health and well-being of massage therapists...

MERT volunteers are needed in Wisconsin!

November 12, 2012

MERT volunteers are needed in Wisconsin!MERT stands for Massage for Emergency Response Teams. A MERT...

WAFS Volunteer Experience

September 4, 2012

"I wanted to share with all of you ... the Outreach Team's involvement with the WAFS Burn Camp in East...

2012 AMTA-WI Chapter Budget 2012-13

August 14, 2012

AMTA-WI 2012-2013 Proposed budgetIncomeAdvertisingInterest GRInterestEducationDuesChapter FeeTotal IncomeExpensesAwardsCommitteeAwards:MeritoriusNational...

Service to Individual Burn Survivors

August 4, 2012

When: OngoingWe are currently looking for exceptional volunteers who feel called to work with the burn...

Years of Service Update July 2012

July 4, 2012

2O YEARSMs. Mercedes Dzindzeleta Kay S. Peterson Judith A. Kalb25 YEARSJane E. Flint John P. McMahonKari...

AMTA Wisconsin Chapter Educates Professional Police Association's Annual Convention

May 7, 2012

AMTA Wisconsin Chapter educated police officers about Wisconsin's massage licensing laws during the May...

Massage Profession Protests The Client List

April 19, 2012

A television series that depicts a day spa's therapists working as prostitutes in their massage session...

Putting More Kinesiology Into Your Massage with Kinessage® Massage Through Movement

April 6, 2012

Kinesiology, the study of human motion is a vast and fascinating subject. In healthy individuals movement...

A New Age of Care- Massage in Eldercare and Hospice

April 6, 2012

A New Age of Care- Massage in Eldercare and HospiceAnn Catlin, OTR, LMT Did you know that In 2009 AMTA...

Massage Therapy and Integrative Medicine

April 6, 2012

Massage is as old as man, born of a natural compulsion to rub out pain, soothe a stiff joint or ease...

Sports Massage Spring 2012 Update

April 1, 2012

2012 Sports Massage Opportunities Pewaukee TriathlonSunday, July 8, 2012Pewaukee Lakefront Beach AMTA-WI...

Six Ideas for Boosting Clientele

March 28, 2012

Are you starting a new massage therapy business, and are looking for some marketing ideas? Do you have...

New NCBTMB Credential by 2013

March 16, 2012

Beginning with the first quarter of 2013, NCBTMB will introduce a Board Certification credential, phasing...

AMTA Expresses Concerns on FSMTB Proposal

March 15, 2012

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) wants all massage therapists to be aware of a recent...

Awesome New Research, Further Validating Massage in the Medical Fields

February 2, 2012

Massage Therapy Attenuates Inflammatory Signaling After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage

WAFS Burn Camp 2011 Outreach Event Celebrates Success

August 29, 2011

AMTA-WI Outreach Committee hosted a Massage-a-Thon tent to benefit WAFS Summer Camp for Burn Injured...

Outreach Committee Inaugural Event Celebrates Success

July 22, 2011

Congratulations Becka Crandell-Peterson, LMTCongratulations to member, Rebecca Crandell-Peterson/LMT,...

RISE with us to Support the Massage Therapy Foundation

December 31, 2010

How quickly can 20,000 fans of massage donate $20 to celebrate the Massage Therapy Foundation's 20th...

Questions & Answers About the New Massage Therapy Licensing Law

December 29, 2010

FAQ’s about New Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Lawby Betsy Krizenesky, WLMT, AMTA-WI Chapter Government...

Your New State Professional Regulatory Board

December 29, 2010

As of December 1, 2010, the profession of massage therapy and bodywork therapy has a new state regulatory...

Attention all Massage Therapists, Massage Practitioners, Bodyworkers, Bodywork Therapists!

December 29, 2010

The new, mandatory massage therapy and bodywork therapy licensing law went into effect December 1, 2010....

What do Board Members Do? What is a Member-at-Large?

December 28, 2010

All board members activities include * supporting and providing continuity to the President’s work of...