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american massage therapy association
9757 NE Juanita Dr, Suite 107
Kirkland, WA 98034

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Goodbye Summer
Hello Fall
Back to School, Fall Sports, Cool Breezes, Crockpot Soups, Warmer Clothing... Anticipate the onset of Fall
Upcoming Events
  • Sept 25-27; AMTA National Convention, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Oct. 5; Oktoberfest Marathon, Leavenworth, WA
  • Oct.19; WSMT End of Season Party
  • Oct.19-21; Fall Leadership Retreat at Dumas Bay
  • Oct.20-26; NMTAW!!
  • Oct. 27; Tri-Cities Marathon
  • Nov. 29-30; Seattle Marathon Expo
  • Dec.1;SeattleMarathon
 Monthly Leadership Calls
Stay Tuned for these monthly calls for ideas, insight & inspiration.
Calling all Board Members, Program Leaders & MAIN Leaders to participate. pull up your favorite chair & beverage and connect!
 Leadership Reading

Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
by Susan Scott

develop deeper & innovative communication & action skills
 Mark Your Calendars NOW
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10am - 3pm 
MAD 1.29.13 Group
 Did you know? 
  • AMTA was founded in Washington State in 1947 by Ruth and Jesse Williams of Tri-Cities, Washington?
  • WA State had 3 massage schools in the 1960's; Tri-Cities, Seattle & Spokane
See how far we've progressed...check out "Hands of Time" at
L&I Billing Workshops 
Here's the L&I list of remaining billing workshops for 2013(all workshops are 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.)  


Tumwater L&I - Sept. 27

Tukwila L&I - October 1

Tukwila L&I - October 10


To register, email the following information to 

1.      Full name (if you are registering more than 1 person, include their full names as well)
2.      Email address (for each individual you are registering to attend)
3.      Location
4.      Date you want to attend
You will receive a confirmation back. Upon request, L&I can fax or mail you a sign-up form.

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September 2013
highlights for amta-wa volunteer leaders
a smorgasbord of delish!

Have you checked out our amazing NEW WEBSITE?

Get the support you deserve in your Massage Profession. Here, you will find Community, Unity, Connection & sogodly-enter-key.jpg much more! Just a few of the super cool features include: 
  • 360 Degree Collaborative CALENDAR
  • History Timeline of Chapter Milestones
  • History of Chapter Award Recipients
  • Informative & Enlightening Features of Leadership
  • Insurance & Legal Resources
  • Numerous Avenues to Engage, Connect and Thrive!
LOG IN and see all the new features for sharing, collaborating, exhanging & growing!

note; some areas of the website are continuing to be "fine-tuned", so please be patient while in progress. Thank you.
Update Your Profile
Board & Program Volunteers are working hard on behalf of our new website
What Can You Do?

Have You Updated Your Profile?
Please help us to upgrade our Locater Service and update your profile. Be engaged.

Celebrate National Massage Therapy Awareness Week
NMTAW - October 20 - 26, 2013
  • Share and Celebrate AMTA's 17th Annual NMTAW!
  • Get Involved! Talk to your community about the health benefits of massage! Promote your profession!
  • Click Here to find tips on how to promote masage and access consumer education materials

Oct. 20-26, 2013

What can you do to make an impact for massage?
Port Townsend:
Focus will be on Youth. We know this group of LMPs will ROCK IT like they did last year!

Port Angeles:
The Olympic Peninsula Massage Group will be targeting two sites for MAW; The Local Food Bank and one of the Retirement or Rehabilitation Centers. Plans to have an information table & set up 15 minute complimentary chair massages. Plan to advertise in the local paper with article & photos to alert the public.

The North Cascade Massage Connections will
have their hands full (no pun intended!). The Whatcom County officials have their staff Health Fair the same week, so the NCMC group will work 2-3 locations. Their strategy; keep it simple!

Cheryl Hockett-Prelle and Ahwren Ayers compiled a NMTAW package, simplified, with everything needed for events at the office or in public. They  recommend all LMPs use yellow balloons, keeping a common theme across the country. Plus, they're colorful, happy and noticeable.

The South Sound Massage Therapists (SSMT) are hoping to gather, collectively unite and raise awareness; grab coffee or cider & walk around the lake. Volunteer opportunities abound at the Saturday Farmer's Market.

In the October e-news, look forward to a full report from our leaders and volunteers attending the AMTA National Convention in Fort Worth Texas this week. May every participant be inspired..... and desire to inspire others!
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Kirkland, WA 98034

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