Welcome to the
American Massage Therapy Association
Ohio Chapter


Ohio is proud to be celebrating 100 years for licensed massage therapy! In 1915 legislation passed requiring a license to practice massage therapy. In January 1916, Agnes B. Forbes of Dayton, OH was the first person to go to The State Medical Board of Ohio to test and receive her license in massage therapy!

For almost 30 years, we were the first and only state to require a license in the NATION!

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During National Massage Therapy Awareness Week (NMTAW), the Ohio Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association was recognized by the Office of the Governor, Ohio Senate, and House of Representatives for NMTAW and the recognition of 100 years of licensed massage therapy!


Registration for the Ohio Chapter annual convention is now OPEN!

Join us April 22-23, 2017

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Get involved with your local Ohio Chapter by running for one of our four open positions:

Delegate, Alternate HOD, Chapter Board Member, and Financial Administrator

Click here to find out more and apply!


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Upcoming Events:

AMTA 2017 National Convention



Help support the AMTA Ohio Chapter!


Healthy Hands CE for Massage Therapists

Hand health is an important aspect of self-care for massage therapists. Learn techniques to take care of your hands, as well as other self-care tactics, with AMTA’s rigorously vetted online read more at source…

Case Study: Massage Therapy for Caregivers

When an individual experiences a traumatic injury, most often the entire family—especially the family members who are closely involved in caregiving—is profoundly affected. “These individuals experience a high level of read more at source…

AMTA Board of Directors Sworn into Office

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 2017-2018 Board of Directors was sworn in to office at the Board meeting on March 9, 2017, in Evanston, Illinois.

Congratulations to President Dolly Wallace read more at source…

Support Collette Wilson in the Boston Marathon

AMTA member Collette Wilson is a massage therapist as well as a runner, and she’s representing AMTA and the Massage Therapy Foundation in the Boston Marathon on April read more at source…