U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Massage Therapy

NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health - NCCIH

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine. NCCIH is dedicated to exploring complementary and integrative health practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and integrative health researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.

Review Date: May 21, 2015

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American Massage Therapy Association

The mission of this association is to serve AMTA members while advancing the art, science and practice of massage therapy. The Association serves its membership, the public and the profession, by pursuing the following goals: establishing massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health; increasing public awareness of the massage therapy profession; promoting high standards in providing massage therapy to the public; increasing access to quality massage therapy for all persons; being an influential member of the health care community; being a leader and a resource for issues in the field of massage therapy including: definitions, practice and education standards, legislation and regulation; enhancing the professional development and personal growth of members; continuing AMTA’s growth, development, organizational effectiveness and visibility.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

The mission of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork is to foster high standards of ethical and professional practice in the delivery of services through a recognized credible credentialing program that assures the competency of practitioners of therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Review Date: December 03, 2008

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