Jeff Shuman

Hello to my AMTA-CT family!

I know that there are tons of things to occupy our minds as we are sitting idle with our practices closed, but there are some great things we can be doing to improve our businesses and ourselves while anxiously awaiting reopening.

A common question that we get is one on the benefits of being an AMTA member, so I thought I’d take a minute and provide a brief overview of one of those that we can utilize even now. It might be the best time to do them, as once we reopen we may just be too busy (I hope!) to address these.


We always need Continuing Education Credits to maintain our membership and our license. If you meet the AMTA requirements, then you will also meet the state requirements but many of us have a hard time doing the hours because of the time we would have to take from massaging.

While money is also a concern, AMTA is offering classes free of charge. You can currently use up to 6 CE hours online towards your state license, but the AMTA doesn’t limit that. We are also considering how to restart our businesses after this closure, so perhaps you can try

Attracting Business Clients: Part II- Expansion and Recovery or Smart Marketing with Social Media
There are many others that are free and reduced cost for massage therapists including classes in ethics, business, self-care, teaching, and research.

Want to finally get some understanding of massage and the Opioid crisis? Or anxiety?  The IMTRC has several available through the AMTA.

Log into your member area today to explore some (or ALL) of the free and reduced cost CEs!