With this award, AMTA seeks to honor someone in massage therapy education who also manifests these qualities. The association invites nominations for those whose lifetime achievements should be recognized. The Lifetime Achievement nominee should have manifested a history of unquestionable leadership, volunteer service, professionalism, integrity and a commitment to research that advances the massage education profession. The nominee must have a minimum of 15 years of service to massage education. Nominations will be accepted from September 1, 2014, through January 30, 2015. Anyone can nominate a potential recipient.
The American Massage Therapy Association is the largest non-profit, professional association serving massage therapists, massage students and massage schools. The association is directed by volunteer leadership and fosters ongoing, direct member-involvement through its 51 chapters. AMTA works to advance the profession through ethics and standards, the promotion of fair and consistent licensing of massage therapists in all states, and public education on the benefits of massage.