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



  • Introducing Our Newest CE Courses

    Posted:Monday, October 18, 2021


    Expand your skillset with our latest NCBTMB-approved CE courses! Learn how to implement cupping therapy into your practice, explore the anatomy of the lymphatic system or take an in-depth look at…

  • AMTA Announces The 2021 National Awards Recipients

    Posted:Thursday, September 2, 2021


    The American Massage Therapy Association celebrates the accomplishments of AMTA national groups and individuals whose dedication, enthusiasm and leadership have earned high recognition by bestowing a series of national awards. 
    The association…

  • AMTA is Proud to Support the 2021 Boston Marathon Team MTF

    Posted:Wednesday, September 1, 2021


    On October 11, 2021, four runners representing the Massage Therapy Foundation’s #RunningforResearch team will participate in the 125th Boston Marathon®. They will be training and fundraising to help advance the knowledge…

  • AMTA Honors Cindy Steinberg with the 2021 President’s Award

    Posted:Wednesday, September 1, 2021


    Every year, the AMTA National President openly honors a recipient who has contributed to the profession in an outstanding manner. AMTA is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s President’s…