By Becca Torns-Barker

Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth and revitalization. What a perfect time to reinvigorate your practice with AMTA by your side. With over 74,000 members, the AMTA is poised to do more for us and our profession than ever before. Some of the recent work AMTA has accomplished includes:

  • A new school locator service to generate 8,000 to 10,000 leads for schools
  • An updated study app
  • A new anatomy app
  • Free student memberships for all students in AMTA member schools
  • An updated job bank with a resume builder

AMTA Schools Summit
I also just returned from the AMTA Schools Summit.  The Schools Summit was a great opportunity for
me to connect with CT educators, learn about curriculums here in state, and begin the work with the schools to increase the number of hours required for a CT license.

In addition, the AMTA massage profession research report was released at the Schools Summit. It will be available online soon. I will also have a copy at our annual meeting on April 23, 2017.

AMTA-CT Calendar
Spring is also the perfect time to look at our calendar and sign up to volunteer! Please consider adding an AMTA event or two into your schedule. We will do our best to make sure people from your area are in your chair or on your table, and remember we provide basic supplies like face cradle covers, paper towels, and hand sanitizer. Our complete schedule is available at

Connecticut Conference
Spring is conference time! This year’s CT Conference is shaping up to be better than ever.  You can earn up to 22 credits for $275! That’s $12.50 per credit. Full registrants also receive lunch Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  In addition, we’re having a trivia night on Friday from 5:30-7:30 and a cocktail reception on Saturday from 5:30-7:30. Both activities will take place in the exhibit hall. The exhibit hall is open to all, no fee required for entry. Please stop by and see our great exhibitors. Complete information is available at

Elections and Annual Meeting

Lastly, but certainly very important, spring is election time! Please attend our annual meeting to see who is going to get recognized during our awards ceremony and congratulate our new Board members and Delegates/Alternates.

Best wishes to all of you. Thank you for your support and for being members. We are AMTA.

Becca Torns-Barker