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Welcome to the AMTA-NE website. The American Massage Therapy Association® represents more than 56,000 massage therapists. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members. The Nebraska Chapter has more than 300 members across the state. Our goal is to serve those members and support all licensed massage therapists, students of massage therapy, schools and CEU providers in Nebraska. We want our service to be your reason for joining, being involved, and supporting the AMTA- NE Chapter. We invite you to explore our website. Some of the topics you will find are CEU offerings, National, Chapter and Board of Directors meeting dates, Board members and how to join AMTA. Thank You!
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Massage Therapy Foundation 2016 State Challenge
The Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) has given the state of Nebraska a challenge. The challenge is to fundraise money to help support their foundation. The Massage Therapy Foundation’s mission is to advance the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service. AMTA founded the MTF in 1990; together they are committed to advancing the profession through promoting scientific research and evidence-informed practice. MTF is a non-profit organization that provides education on research topics, provide funding for community service projects involving massage, and fund research studies focused on massage therapy benefits so that other health care professionals can better understand what we do as massage therapists.
www.massagetherapyfoundation.org has a plethora of massage research information, education, resources, and more. Without their research, our profession’s future would be grim. Advancing our standard of care should be top priority for our future generations.
The Nebraska chapter has set a fundraising goal of $1,000. Will you help us? Here are some ideas on how to get involved.
We have placed a ‘Donate Now’ button on our website, www.amtane.org, for you to directly donate to the Massage Therapy Foundation.
If you have an idea to raise money within your community, please contact Becky Ohlson, AMTA-NE President. Together with the MTF, we can organize your event to reach the maximum goal. This can include hosting a bake sale, massage-a-thon, fun run, garage sale or whatever your creative minds form!
The Nebraska Chapter will match member donations up to $400. So you can easily double your giving!
The fundraising campaign ends June 30th, 2016
Becky Ohlson, MEd, LMT, ATC
AMTA-NE Chapter President
Please take some time to read over our proposed changes to the chapter's standing rules. Standing Rules for each chapter are optional. Our chapter abides by and conducts its day-to-day business according to our National AMTA By-Laws and Policies. Standing Rules are used in conjunction with the National By-Laws and Policy and are chapter specific. National AMTA By-Laws and Policy has evolved into a highly-detailed document since our last revision of the NE Standing Rules document in 1998. We eliminated many of our Standing Rules in the proposed document due to redundancy; National AMTA By-Laws and Policies already states those rules. So, our proposed Standing Rules document is more concise and direct due to that elimination.
If you have any questions regarding the proposed document, please do not hesitate to email me a firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us at our annual chapter meeting on April 16th at Mahoney State Park from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. We will discuss the proposed Standing Rules document and call for a vote. See you in April.