Connecting Hands
February 25, 2020
COVID-19 Financial Resources for LMT
Updated resources to help you navigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Wisconsin Unemployment Information
2020 AMTA National Election Results
AMTA is happy to announce that 95.2% of Professional Members voting in the AMTA National Board Election approved the slate of new board directors to take office on March 1, 2021. 

The elected board members will be:
  • Cindy Farrar (GA)
  • Bob Jantsch (PA)
  • Kimberly Kane-Santos (PA)
  • Patricia (Patty) Phillips (WA)
  • LaDonna Ward (AL)

They will join five continuing Board Directors:
  • Christine Bailor-Goodlander (NY)
  • Michaele Colizza (RI)
  • Pat Collins (NY)
  • Jane Horton Johnson (GA)
  • Scott Raymond (CT)

On March 1, 2021, President-Elect Steve Albertson (IL) will become AMTA President.

Current President, Angela Barker (WV), will continue on the Board as Immediate-Past President.
AMTA-WI Chapter Board Meetings
Join us! All Members are welcome to attend.
All meetings begin at 4:00 pm.

AMTA-WI Chapter Board Meeting Dates:
  • March 14, 2021
  • May 9, 2021
  • July 11, 2021
  • September 12, 2021
  • November 14, 2021

or by calling in at 1-872-240-3412 code 889-735-813
Massage Therapy for Military Veterans
Military veterans can face a host of health concerns upon returning from service, from chronic pain related to physical injuries, to emotional and psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Massage therapists are in an excellent position to help veterans take control of their health and wellness. 

Health Conditions in the Veteran Population
Explore information on some of the most common health issues veterans face, and how massage therapy can help. Find out what you need to know when working with this population.

Topics included in this article are:
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Making a real connection before your first massage
  • Be flexible and adjust to the client's individual needs
  • Set expectations early and communicate often
Massage and Medical Treatments
Learn how massage therapy can be an important part of an integrative care approach when managing many common health issues. 

A recent consumer study sponsored by AMTA indicates that 67 percent of individuals surveyed claim the primary reason for receiving their last massage in the previous 12 months was medical (41 percent) or stress (26 percent) related.

In addition, years of research support the efficacy of massage therapy for many medical treatments including a variety of health conditions such as:

  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Maternity and Newborn Care
License Renewal

Wisconsin Massage Therapist or Bodywork Therapist License Renewal
Due February 28th of every ODD year.

That's THIS Year!!! February 28, 2021 

The Department of Safety and Professional Services offers a fast and secure online license/credential renewal.

You may renew your license online here:

If you do not know your PIN, please use the PIN Look-up link on the login page:

If you are unable to renew online, please email ( the Department of Safety and Professional Services at least 15 business days prior to the expiration date of your license/credential to request a renewal form be mailed or e-mailed to you.
AMTA Continuing Education
Browse through all the online courses offered by AMTA

There are plenty to choose from that are $0 for members and non-members.
You can fulfill your 24 hours of continuing education for FREE online, right here!

There is a free ethics course too.

Check out all of AMTA's continuing education options here.
CPR/AED WI License Requirements

The Department of Safety and Professional Services is accepting **ONLINE ONLY** CPR certifications this year. Approved providers in this article are pulled from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Website.

The Following are DHS Approved CPR and AED Providers:
  • American Heart Association 
  • American Red Cross 
  • American Safety and Health Institute (includes Medic First Aid)
  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute - (AAOS) 
  • Emergency University - (CPR Pro Course)
  • EMS Safety Services
  • National Safety Council
  • ProTrainings, LLC
  • T-E-A-M CPR and AED

Any course offered by the above providers that includes the following is approved by this department to fulfill the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) training objectives for persons who are required, as a condition of licensure, certification, or registration to be proficient in CPR or in the use of an AED. 

  • Instruction of CPR
  • Instruction in the use of an AED
  • Verified course completion through a certification/completion card
  • Certification not to exceed two years
Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy
Affiliated Credentialing Board

Our Chapter asked the Credentialing Board to consider easing burdens on Massage therapists for the upcoming renewal in February 2021. Unfortunately, the board doesn't have the authority to reduce or waive renewal fees. 

It does have the authority to waive continuing education requirements on an individual basis. 

If you are unable to complete your continuing education requirements because of special circumstances or hardship, you may request a waiver from the Credentialing Board. 
Business Resources
AMTA Wisconsin Chapter
Phone: (920) 757-2100

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