Learn Massage Therapy in Kentucky - KY

The state organization represents all Massage Therapists and students still pursuing massage therapy training in Kentucky.  As well, the State Organization has split up the State into three regions for better organization. From their website there seems to be frequent meetings, conferences and training opportunities that they provide their membership. At their website at amtaky.org there is also information on Continuing Education Opportunities, license renewal and volunteer opportunities.

Currently the Commonwealth of Kentucky is looking to make some changes to the State law (as of November 2009) and the State Chapter is involved in working with the State Legislature through a group that have formed called the Kentucky Coalition. They stay organized through a Yahoo Group that is listed on their website. To join send an e-mail to KYCoalition-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. You do not need to be a member of their organization but just need to have an interest in the profession of massage therapy in Kentucky to get into the Kentucky Coalition Yahoo group.

American Massage Therapy Association
Kentucky Chapter
Katherine Warner - President 
Fort Thomas, KY
(859) 442-0410

National Organizations:

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
1901 South Meyers Road, Suite 240
Oakbrook Terrace, IL  60181
Fax:  630-627-1122
E-mail:  info@ncbtmb.org

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) organization was founded in 1992. It is a non-profit organization that was organized with the goal of creating a national certification program. For one to become nationally certified by the NCBTMB one must meet the following standards: 

  • Program of study with a minimum of 500 hours of instruction
  • Show that core skills, abilities and knowledge have been mastered
  • Pass the standardized exam created by the NCBTMB
  • Uphold NCBTMB’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

American Massage Therapy Association
820 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201

The American Massage Therapy serves 58,000 members nationwide. The main benefit of membership is liability insurance. Additional member benefits range from a lapel pin to discounts on supplies for your practice to discounts for online training. They also have a job bank if you need to move from one State to another where your National Certification is honored.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
1271 Sugarbush Drive
Evergreen CO 80439-9766

Founded in 1987, the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals serve 70,000 members with a referral service, marketing assistance, a monthly magazine and liability insurance. Their website claims that their liability insurance plan is the most comprehensive in the industry. They offer a wide range of member packages that seem to be tailored to the many different facets of the massage therapy profession.

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