About: AMT was established in 1966 and is Australia’s oldest massage therapy association. It is not-for-profit organisation that advocates to advance the profile and standing of massage therapists, and promote the health benefits of massage therapy.
The aims of the MAA are:
To be of Service to our members, practitioners, the massage profession and the associated schools. To communicate and build bridges between the massage and other health professions. Educating the general public regarding the numerous benefits from massage. Maintaining a realistic view of Massage Therapies our Profession can flourish by keeping Massage Therapy in an area of mutual respect and care.
The first Myotherapy course was instigated in 1989 by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (Vic). In that year a group of Myotherapy students and graduates saw the need for an Association to represent the growing number of students and graduates with Myotherapy qualifications. With great foresight, they formed an Association to help promote and encourage the growth of Myotherapy as a new Australian Allied Health Profession.
About: MMA (formerly known as Australian Association of Massage Therapy (AAMT)) was formed in 2003 as a not-for-profit organisation to represent massage therapists nationwide. It has more than 8,600 members across Australia and is committed to upholding and promoting the highest quality of standards in the field of massage therapy.