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



  • AMTA Meets with VA and Medicaid Offices

    Posted:Thursday, August 29, 2019


    Veterans Affairs Office of Research In August, AMTA volunteer and staff representatives met with David Atkins, Veterans Administration Director of Health Services Research & Development and Stephen Marcus, of the…

  • AMTA Wins APEX Awards

    Posted:Wednesday, August 28, 2019


    The American Massage Therapy Association has had an exciting year of growth and success! We are pleased to announce that the association has won the following APEX Awards for excellence in communications.  …

  • 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…