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



  • Registration Is Now Open For IMTRC 2022

    Posted:Wednesday, January 19, 2022


    The Massage Therapy Foundation’s International Massage Therapy Research Conference (IMTRC) will be held May 12-13, 2022 in Alexandria, Virginia.
    Every three years, the Massage Therapy Foundation brings together massage therapists, educators and…

  • 2021 Advocacy Year in Review

    Posted:Monday, January 3, 2022


    AMTA’s Commitment to Members and the Profession
    As a nonprofit association, AMTA is committed to giving back to the massage therapy community. We do this by investing your membership dollars in advocacy,…

  • 2021 AMTA National Election Results

    Posted:Thursday, December 2, 2021


    AMTA is happy to announce that 95.1% of Professional Members voting in the AMTA National Board Election approved the slate of new board directors to take office on March 1, 2022….

  • 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…