The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools, with more than 90,000 members.

AMTA provides our members with the strongest benefits in the profession. We promote massage. We work for fair licensing of massage in all states. We actively support research. We provide a wealth of local and national networking and continuing education opportunities. Your voice is heard in AMTA as we are governed by massage therapists.

Mission Statement

To serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.

Core Values

  • We are a diverse and nurturing community working with integrity, honesty and dignity.
  • We are a nonprofit member-driven organization of ethical professionals.
  • We embrace excellence in education, service and leadership.
  • We endorse professional standards and support fair regulation of massage therapy.
  • We believe that massage benefits all.

About Our NC Chapter

The National AMTA has had a long standing tradition of maintaining high requirements for membership; inclusive of minimum hours of training & annual minimum hours of continuing education. In 2000, AMTA-NC had an impact on achieving licensing in the state by implementing & mirroring the same high standard of AMTA membership for the entire state of North Carolina. The intent was to gain some professional respect & attention for the profession and setting a standard of care within the state.

AMTA-NC is a truly unique chapter in that we have over 3200 members comprised of dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate, devoted individuals helping each other achieve our goals and dreams and we want others to join in on the party. The biggest reason people don’t succeed in the Massage Therapy (MT) profession is that they burn out. Why are MT’s burning out? Because they lack the support necessary for a very emotionally and physically demanding job.  That is why AMTA-NC is so special. This kind of camaraderie cannot be found just ‘anywhere’, it is almost a familial bond.  As with any family there are disagreements and trials but those are the moments that keep the profession moving forward and the inspirational ideas, ingenuity, and creative juices flowing.

We are a membership body made up of volunteers. “Members serving members”. If you are someone that is interested in making a difference in the massage profession in North Carolina, we have a place for you.  Everyone is gifted with multiple talents.  Join the party, share and strengthen your talents. Help us advance the art, science and practice of massage therapy in the great state of North Carolina.

Past Presidents

2018-2022  Kim Moore


Charter Members

AMTA-NC was established in 1984. Our mission and goal as an organization is “to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy.” North Carolina’s founding members recognized the need and benefit of gathering talents together to move the massage profession forward in North Carolina, while educating the citizens of the state on the benefits of ethical & therapeutic massage therapy gaining positive recognition for massage’s health and wellness benefits.

  • Stacy Autry
  • Sahni Hamilton
  • Mabel Huggins
  • Dwight Jessup
  • Rick Rosen
  • Fred Stephens
  • Molly Urquhart
  • Gail Williams