About Us




How many members does the chapter have?

As of November 11, 2020, our chapter roster has a total of 739 members; which include Professional, Graduate and Student members.


When does the chapter meet?

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all inperson meetings with the New Mexico Chapter of the AMTA are on hold till June 1, 2021.
The AMTA-NM Chapter will host a Virtual Annual Meeting, Sunday, March 21st, 2021 @ 12pm.
Chapter members are informed of the Annual Meeting in chapter Email blasts, via the Chapter Facebook, and this website.
We also are preparing to hold virtual meetups and other online educational events. Click here to see our calendar.


What about educational opportunities sponsored by the AMTA-NM Chapter?

Online Continuing education workshops will be offered through the 2021 Spring and Summer.  Depending on the controll of the pandemic,
your New Mexico Chapter is preparing for an inperson Fall Educational Event.


How else can I keep informed about chapter and state happenings?

If you are a chapter member, you will receive a minimum of 3 Email Blasts throughout the year. You will also be able to check back to this website for additional information regarding AMTA National Convention, educational events, casual meetups, and other chapter happenings.
Please join Our Facebook Page under AMTA New Mexico for up-to-the-minute news.


When does the chapter hold board officer elections?

Elections are held at each annual conference during the membership meeting.
Contact the New Mexico 2020-2022 Chapter President, Susan Myers, LMT at
newmexico@amtamassage.org if you are interested in running for an office.


Are there chapter units?

No, per AMTA National Bylaws and Policy, units have become regional subgroupings. At this time the NM Chapter does not have any. However, you may want to check with a board officer near you to determine if there are any local meetings which take place in your community.


What kind of volunteer opportunities are available within the chapter?

The chapter is always open to the talents of volunteers. Here are a few examples: participating in a community outreach event, joining or chairing one of our committees, serving as a Delegate to the Assembly of Delegates, and/or serving on the Chapter Board of Directors.


Striving For Exemplary Professionalism:

This Code of Ethics is a summary statement of the standards of conduct that define ethical behavior for the massage therapist. Adherence to the Code is a prerequisite for admission to and continued membership in the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

Principles Of Ethics:

The Principles of Ethics form the first part of the Code of Ethics. They are aspirational and inspirational model standards of exemplary professional conduct for all members of the association. These Principles should not be regarded as limitations or restrictions, but as goals for which members should constantly strive.

Massage Therapists/Practitioners Shall:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to provide the highest quality massage therapy/bodywork to those who seek their professional service.
  2. Acknowledge the inherent worth and individuality of each person by not discriminating or behaving in any prejudicial manner with clients and/or colleagues.
  3. Demonstrate professional excellence through regular self-assessment of strengths, limitations, and effectiveness by continued education and training.
  4. Acknowledge the confidential nature of the professional relationship with clients and respect each client’s right to privacy within the constraints of the law.
  5. Project a professional image and uphold the highest standards of professionalism.
  6. Accept responsibility to do no harm to the physical, mental and emotional well-being of self, clients, and associates.

Rules of Ethics:

The Rules of Ethics are mandatory and direct specific standards of minimally-acceptable professional conduct for all members of the association. The Rules of Ethics are enforceable for all association members, and any members who violate this Code shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Massage Therapists/Practitioners Shall:

  1. Conduct all business and professional activities within their scope of practice and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.
  2. Refrain from engaging in any sexual conduct or sexual activities involving their clients in the course of a massage therapy session.
  3. Be truthful in advertising and marketing, and refrain from misrepresenting his or her services, charges for services, credentials, training, experience, ability or results.
  4. Refrain from using AMTA membership, including the AMTA name, logo or other intellectual property, or the member’s position, in any way that is unauthorized, improper or misleading.
  5. Refrain from engaging in any activity which would violate confidentiality commitments and/or proprietary rights of AMTA or any other person or organization.

Effective Date May 1, 2010


American Massage Therapy Association

Massage Therapy Foundation

National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

Touch Research Institute