We are the DC Chapter of the AMTA. Welcome! 

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) is the largest professional association serving our industry. With over 80,000 members, AMTA is the most trusted and respected name in massage therapy.

The AMTA DC Chapter supports the practices of its members and all licensed massage therapists in DC. We utilize the strength and resources of our national association to advocate for fair and reasonable licensing and permitting. We provide required continuing education for license renewal at a reduced cost. We promote opportunities for professional networking, building local referral network for specialty modalities, and practice building through idea sharing and supervision. Other benefits include volunteering to expand your skills, create job leads, and work with different populations.

By next Spring, we plan to offer training for members to join our volunteer Sports Massage Team and Community Service Massage Team.

The DC Chapter is governed by a chapter elected Board of Directors who are all volunteers. Various committees run by member volunteers also support our community. We all give our time to help our members build their ideal practices. We are always looking for new ideas and more help.

Join us in the fun and good work! We look forward to seeing you at the next chapter event!

In Health and partnership,

Jaime Bernardo, President
P. Marcia Castrence, Board Member
Bryan Harris, Board Member
Carole Dean, Financial Administrator
Shawnna Shellington, Secretary
Aseel Hawi, Delegate
Yumna Kaluf, Delegate

AMTA DC Chapter
amtadcmassage@gmail.com
202-888-7095

AMTA Washington DC Chapter Calendar



  • Online CE: How to Attract Clients & Expand Your Massage Practice

    Posted:Sunday, August 18, 2019


    No massage therapy business can survive without clients. Whether you are starting your massage therapy practice or expanding your existing practice, these AMTA online CE courses offer practical strategies to help…

  • AMTA Announces Perlinski & Polseno Awards Recipients

    Posted:Tuesday, August 13, 2019


    The American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) congratulates Winona Bontrager as the fifth recipient of the Diane Polseno Lifetime Achievement Award and Jeffrey Montoya as the 2019 recipient of its Jerome Perlinski…

  • New Scar Tissue + Massage CE Course

    Posted:Thursday, August 8, 2019


    Managing scars from surgery or other events can be a quality-of-life issue for many clients. Learn how massage therapy can help clients better manage scars – from both an appearance and an…

  • Rediscover Indy during AMTA 2019 National Convention

    Posted:Wednesday, August 7, 2019


    One of the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest, Indianapolis is in the midst of a boom. Come to AMTA 2019 National Convention, and stay for the flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving…