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
amtadc.massage@gmail.com
202-888-7095

AMTA Washington DC Chapter Calendar



  • 2019 AMTA National Election Results Are In!

    Posted:Wednesday, December 4, 2019


    Tellers Report – New National Board of Directors  AMTA is happy to announce that 94.6% of Professional Members voting in the AMTA National Board Election approved the slate of new…

  • New Fibromyalgia + Massage Video CE Course

    Posted:Tuesday, November 19, 2019


    Fibromyalgia affects roughly 4 million U.S. adults. Women are twice as likely to have the condition as men, along with people who have autoimmune conditions. Explore how massage therapy can help…

  • The U.S. Pain Foundation Recommends Massage Therapy

    Posted:Monday, November 18, 2019


    The U.S. Pain Foundation, with input from AMTA, has recommended the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take a multidisciplinary, multimodal care approach to acute and chronic pain, including…

  • Registration is Now Open for the AMTA 2020 Schools Summit

    Posted:Thursday, November 7, 2019


    Calling all massage therapy educators, are you ready for Hollywood?  You’re invited to AMTA’s largest annual event geared specifically for massage therapy educators and administrators in sunny Hollywood, CA February…