This section contains information about the Association of Massage Therapists (AMT), including AMT’s governance structure, standards and key publications.
This section includes information about continuing education and health funds. Check out the practice resources link for helpful clinic templates, fact sheets and promotional material.
This section contains details about AMT's membership criteria, downloadable membership application forms and some background info on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for prospective members who do not hold a current, Australian qualification.
This section includes a searchable database for members of the public seeking a qualified massage therapist and helpful information about what questions to ask when making an appointment.
AMT Web Classifieds is a free service to AMT members.
Non-members can also take out an advertisement in the classifieds section. There is a fee of $35.00 for advertisements of up to 75 words. Please phone AMT Head Office on 02 9211 2441 for rates for larger ads.
You can submit your copy online by emailing it directly to Head Office Please include a contact phone number and address with your email and your AMT membership number if applicable. Ads will be published for two months.
Please note: AMT members who wish to take out an advertisement in the classified need to be either the owner of the business or the practice manager. We will only advertise massage-related goods and services, and other relevant notices. We cannot advertise the private clinics of individual AMT members.
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At the beginning of 2015, AMT launched a campaign to retain the private health insurance rebate for massage therapy. An online petition was established in the wake of media speculation that the Federal Health Department would make moves to axe the government rebate on private health insurance policies covering natural therapies, including massage therapy. This speculation was fueled by a leaked draft of a National Health and Medical Research report into the efficacy of 17 natural therapies currently covered under private health insurance ancillary cover packages.
In a media release announcing the launch of the petition, AMT clearly reiterated its position that the practice of massage therapy was underpinned by a solid evidential basis. This position is supported by hundreds of studies, which are contained in AMT's submission to the Chief Medical Officer, submitted as part of the NHMRC natural therapies review. The AMT submission is available for download here.
Sign the petition, which is being hosted by Change.org.Download and distribute AMT's client communique, which outlines why AMT launched its campaign and gives clients options for how to support the campaign. Write directly to the health minister, Sussan Ley, to let her know how massage therapy fits into your healthcare plan and what conditions you use massage therapy to treat. Enlist the support of your local MP. Let them know how the removal of the private health insurance rebate will impact you as a holder of private health insurance.
We’re pleased to announce that AMT’s Annual General Meeting will take place at 5pm on May 6 in Perth. We will also be hosting two one-day workshops around the AGM - Jenny Richardson will present her well-received workshop from last year’s AMT conference,"Tricky Tarsals". Colin Rossie will then present "Working the nerves of the lower limb".
On May 28, the Australian Association of Massage Therapists (AAMT) announced its intention to establish a scheme it refers to as ‘AAMT Certification’.
AMT is currently offering a special deal to therapists transferring from another association. Transfer to AMT now and we will give you an extra three months on your first year of membership with us. This means that if you join in June 2016 you won’t need to renew until September 2017.