I love this quote because, for me, it embodies the art of massage therapy. We all know the same basic strokes and techniques, but each individual therapist puts their own “spin” on it. So as beautifully independent and diverse as we are, we are also in this profession together: inclusion.

Inclusion is more than all of us being massage therapists. Or maybe it’s just exactly that. For it doesn’t matter what massage school we attended or how many hours long our programs were.  We all met the state standards, and we are all MTs.

That being said, we all need help from time to time. If you feel you could help another therapist, or if you think you could use help, why not join AMTA’s Mentor program?

For more community support, why not come to a chapter meeting? They are a great investment in your career. You’ll meet new friends, therapists whose specialties differ from yours (and who doesn’t need a referral network!), mentors/mentees, and it’s a great networking opportunity. I know therapists that have received work just by meeting someone at a meeting.

For some, the best part of a meeting is the FREE education that follows three of our annual meetings (January, July, and October).  That’s up to 10 free CEs per year. Save your hard-earned money for a class or technique you are really passionate about. To find out what you might be passionate about, take some free CEs.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our events in 2019! Happy New Year!

Becca Torns-Barker,
AMTA-CT President