WA State Massage Therapy Association

Supporting Massage Therapists in WA State
Health Care Providers

The status of Healthcare Provider applies to ALL WA Licensed Massage Therapists which creates additional and unique opportunities and responsibilities when working patients/clients and running a business.

Advocacy

Representing massage therapist’s interests with third party payers and other healthcare professions. Addressing licensing and legislative issues, State Board of Massage rule making, and media outreach.

Community

Connecting Massage Therapists at a local level to create support for your career. Local Groups are the key to sustainability and longevity in the massage profession. Click to find your community.

Sustainability of the Massage Profession

Working for better pay, better working conditions, and career longevity in the massage profession. Get the support you need on your career path.

Join Now!

Professional Member

USD$40.00

Year
Join Now
Charter Member

USD$360.00

Join Now
Supporting Members

USD$40.00

Year
Join Now

About US

Mission and Impact Statement
Advocate for massage therapy as a recognized and respected healthcare profession.

Promote and ensure the accessibility and financial viability of massage therapy as a reimbursed healthcare service through advocacy and communication with government entities (agencies), third-party insurance payers and allied healthcare organizations .


Provide necessary resources for practitioners of massage therapy, including advanced education in manual therapy and healthcare business development as well as advanced credentialing avenues.

  • Activisim and Advocacy

    Building a Better Future in WA State

  • Membership Management

    Simple membership requirements and benefits allow us to work more for you

  • 100 % of your membership fee stays in WA State

    We work for WA State Massage Therapists

LATEST NEWS

Officers and Board of Directors

MaryBeth Berney
MaryBeth Berney
President
Marybeth has been a leader and activist for massage therapists in WA for over 25 years. She served as a State Board of Massage member and Chair for 7 years and she volunteered with AMTA-WA for 10 years where she served as President, 1st Vice President and government relations director. Practicing in Olympia WA since 1985, Marybeth works with a large variety of clients, providing wellness massage as well as treatment/clinical massage. Her goal is and always has been, to see to it that massage therapist get the respect, recognition and financial remuneration that they deserve.
Amy Thomason
Amy Thomason
Vice President
Amy has owned and operated a full time clinical practice since graduating from Seattle Massage School in 1994. Nearly that entire time she has been actively advocating and volunteering in her local community and statewide for the massage profession and healthcare as a whole. While volunteering with AMTA-WA, Amy served on the Health Care Integration Committee for 15 years and represented WA as a delegate to the AMTA national convention for 2 years. In her local community, Amy gained valuable healthcare experience serving as a hospital commissioner for over 7 years. This gave her the opportunity to represent her healthcare district by Stomping the Hill in Washington DC advocating for Rural Healthcare issues, which led her to serve on The Hospital Governing Boards Committee of the WA State Hospital Association for 3 years.
Carl Wilson
Carl Wilson
Treasurer
Carl has been in practice since 1991. After graduating from Seattle Massage School Carl went to work for Seattle Athletic Club where he managed their Northgate Massage program for 15 years. During that time Carl volunteered for the AMTA and served in many officer positions at the State Chapter level and on several committees at the National level. Carl currently practices as a sole proprietor in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. He is a member of ABMP.
Julie Onofrio
Julie Onofrio
Secretary
Massage Therapist in WA State since 1987 practicing injury, sports and stress reduction massage in downtown Seattle as a sole proprietor. Creator and author of www.massagepracticebuilder.com
Teri Green
Teri Green
Board of Director
Teri Green graduated from Ashmead in 2002. She volunteered with the AMTA WA chapter as the Seattle Unit Chair, Convention Chair and Government Relations Program Director. She is the Owner of Evergreen Massage Therapy with locations in both Kent and Covington.
Susan Rosen
Susan Rosen
Board of Director