The American Massage Therapy Association
NJ Chapter Newsletter
Seasons Greeting
The American Massage Therapy Association NJ Chapter
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  Please plan on the licensure fee increase for 2018


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As of January 1, 2014, you have control of what you contribute to your chapter. 
Each member has the option to provide direct financial support to their chapter, at any time, in any amount. The automatic, set chapter fee is no longer a requirement 
of national AMTA membership.

YOU now have the opportunity to invest in and support your New Jersey Chapter at a level that is appropriate for you. Please consider a donation today if you have not yet made one so that we can continue to provide you with the best possible benefits.
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NJ Board of Directors
Earline Fair-Edwards
Board Member
Angie Wilkinson
Board Member
Dr. Dorethea Atkins
Kelly  Skellinger
Financial Administrator
Adrienne F. Asta

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You can volunteer on a continuing basis or just a few times and earn special rates towards AMTA-sponsored educational events!


The chapter also supports your interests and visions for the massage therapy profession, so if you'd like to organize a group or event through us, we are here to support you!


Contact Earline Fair Edwards, the AMTA-NJ Chapter President for more information.

A Message from AMTA-NJ Board President - Earline Fair-Edwards

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Seasons Greeting to all of my fellow massage therapists and our advertisers!  This year has been an extraordinary year. 
As a chapter,  we embrace and meet any and all challenges that come our way.  Our chapter and its members continue to grow and evolve.  Together, we overcome adversity with grace.
In 2018, we welcome new beginnings and new challenges.  One of these challenges will include the increase in licensure fees.   Please plan accordingly  for this increase. 
Ethics and CPR certifications will be expiring and certification renewal is mandatory  for 2018.  Information on Ethics and CPR classes will be forthcoming.
In the new year,  our education team will be contracting with James Walaski to offer a new course.  James is introducing this course to New Jersey massage therapists and  other professionals for the very first time.  We are honored to offer this course to you.
The AMTA National Convention will be hosted  in Washington DC in 2018.  I am looking for 100 New Jersey  massage therapists to join us in Washington this summer.  The convention is located roughly three hours away and for most of you, we can carpool to attend.  Share any thoughts or ideas you may have regarding carpooling to convention via email at    

Donate 1 Hour-- Volunteer  

The AMTA-NJ Board is presently looking for a Newsletter Editor, Government Chair, Hospitality Chair, Committee Liaison Chair and Education Chair.   If you are interested in any of these positions, please send a copy of your resume to
Education News 2017 
 State Annual Meeting 2018 
Our Ace cupping education event was hosted at the Fairbridge Hotel in Somerset, NJ, in November and was presented by William Burton.  AMTA-NJ - member class participation was outstanding and class content was comprehensive and valuable. 
Please be on the look out for details regarding our upcoming course offered by James  Waslaski.   Credit hours and class details will be included in our newsletter and on our web site. The dates for this upcoming class, which will coincide with our State Annual Meeting, is April 21-22, 2018.  Please plan accordingly.  You will not want to miss out on this educational event.  It will sell out fast.
CPR and Ethics will be offered on September 9, 2018 in Bordentown, NJ.
Thank you, 
Angie Wilkinson, LMT-NJ, BCTMB
Board Member/Event Planner
MEMBERS LETS US COUNT ON YOU --- Do you have 1 hour to donate your time and expertise to our growing Chapter?




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Touch Points Newsletter is a publication of the American Massage Therapy Association New Jersey Chapter, a non-profit professional massage therapy association. This newsletter welcomes contributions from readers. Articles for submission must be camera ready and WORD Documents.  
The beliefs or opinions contained in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the AMTA-NJ