Welcome To Your American Massage Therapy Association New Mexico Chapter!

The New Mexico Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association has been collaboratively serving the New Mexico Massage Therapist community for over two decades.







 On a state chapter level, the AMTA -New Mexico Chapter strives to be a regional as well as a national connecting point of professional information for its members. AMTA-NM communicates with its membership via newsletters, annual conventions, social media and chapter meetings.



The mission of the AMTA-NM chapter is to inspire, educate, empower, and advocate for the massage therapy community.



To promote, advance and provide innovative thinking in the field of massage therapy while facilitating, supporting and serving AMTA members.


Our Goals For 2019-2020

  • Improve communication with members by; using social media. improving our website, newsletter and email campaigns.
  • Increase volunteer involvement by; focusing on episodic or one time events and tasks, improving communication, keeping events relevant and statewide outreach.
  • Host a second educational event outside New Mexico major metro areas.
  • Engage more effectively with members by using all available communication methods, reviewing member survey results and conference feedback.



2019 AMTA NM Fall Education Conference 

November 2-3, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn 2550 Don Roser Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88011

Earn up to 16 CEUs

Classes offered:

Massage Techniques for the Sports Massage Therapist (8 CEUs 11/2/19 ONLY) – taught by Jarrod Fritz. This is the required Hands-On class for those interested in applying for the NCBTMB/AMTA Sports Massage Specialty Certificate.

Structural Relief Therapy (8 CEUs per course): Taya Countryman and Debbie Cutter are returning to NM with their dynamic SRT technique. They will repeat their Shoulder course on Saturday November 2 and follow it with a fantastic Torso course on Sunday November 3. You can earn up to 16 CEUs just in SRT.

Included with your registration is:

AM & PM Snacks on Saturday November 2, Happy Hour with light snacks following class on Saturday November 2, and Lunch* on Sunday November 3.

*Lunch is included with Full Conference and Sunday Course registration ONLY

Full Conference*: $189 Members/ $350 Non-Members
Sports Massage: $139 Members/ $295 Non-Members
Single SRT Class: $100 Members/ $189 Non-Members
*Full Conference includes: Sports Massage & SRT Torso or Both SRT Classes






Dan R. Barrow Memorial Scholarship

AMTA-NM awarded the 3rd Annual Dan Barrow Memorial scholarship for continuing education at the 2019 State Conference and Annual Meeting. Dan R. Barrow  was a longtime AMTA-NM member and past president. Dan’s service to this organization was invaluable – serving on the Board of Directors for many years and constantly volunteering his time. Dan elevated and enhanced our profession in New Mexico and on a national level, also serving as a National AMTA volunteer for many years. He was a renowned Neuromuscular therapist and instructor and served on the NM Massage Therapy licensing board.  The scholarship is valued at $500 this year and can be used for continuing education.  We are pleased to announce that Eric Williams of Albuquerque was awarded the 2019 Scholarship. We wish him the best in furthering his Massage Education. We will be accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship beginning in November 2019.


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