About ME Chapter
AMTA Maine Chapter’s Mission and Purpose
The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is a non-profit 501(c)(6) company representing more than 58,000 massage therapists nationwide. Our Maine Chapter proudly supports 622 members practicing in our state. Our Chapter provides: exceptional continuing education opportunities three times each year, encourages networking and social opportunities, reports any legislative changes and requirements within our profession and works hard to educate our communities about the benefits of receiving skilled massage. Please feel free to contact any of our Chapter Board members.
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Please check to AMTA Maine Chapter Elections 2020 page for information about Board Positions, Voting schedule, and links. Due to Covid-19, elections will be online this year. In general:
To contact a AMTA Maine Chapter Board Member or Committee Chair please use our new contact options:
Maine Chapter Phone and Email: 207-805-9400 firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not post the minutes. You are welcome to learn more about participation at committee or Board our meetings and how to obtain minutes upon request.
For specific information on Education, Training and links to Registration, follow this link to the Events page:
For specifics about the Government Relations Committee, use this link to the GRC page. We encourage you to join us for a meeting and find out how to get involved. Your participation means a lot, and you can donate as much time as you are able.
For more fun stuff, interviews with members and trainers, member creations, special stories of service, health tips, things of local interest, and member Q&A check out the newsletters. We welcome your suggestions for topics or themes, your pictures and stories to publish. Please join our committee if you would like to donate some time to the newsletter.
How to follow a bill: sign up for the mailing list from the Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance, & Finance. This will give one lots of updated emails to your email inbox.
There are 13 legislators on the committee, a clerk and 2 analysts. We will make a list of them and the area they are from, from the maine.gov site, so people can see if their legislators are on this committee and be encouraged to contact them. Tanya, our Committee Chair has assembled a spread sheet for 151 representatives from maine.gov. There is one for Senators as well.
CONTACT SENATORS: 3 State House Station, Augusta, 04333-0003, or 1-800-423-6900;
CONTACT REPRESENTATIVES: 2 State House Station, Augusta, 04333-0002, or 1-800-423-2900.
.There have been questions about which bodywork practitioners are required to have massage licenses. The following section of the Maine law speaks to that:
Exemptions to registration or certification
- Other professionals. This chapter does not apply to the activities or services of members of other professions licensed, certified or registered by the State, including, but not limited to, physicians, chiropractors, physical therapists, cosmetologists or registered nurses performing soft tissue manipulation consistent with the laws of the State governing their practices, provided they do not use the title “massage therapist” or “massage practitioner.”
- Other exemptions. This chapter does not apply to the activities and services of individuals who practice other forms of tissue work exclusive of massage therapy, such as rolfing, Trager, reflexology, Shiatsu, Reiki and polarity, if those practitioners do not use the title “massage therapist” or “massage practitioner,” unless they choose to meet the requirements of this chapter.
A copy of the present state law governing massage therapy is can be found on the state website. The contact information for the Massage Therapy Licensing is
Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Gardiner Annex 76 Northern Ave, Gardiner, ME
35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333